Thousands march through Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, and more rally in Guatemala and Honduras to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
A new UN women’s report confirms an alarming increase in violence against women during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on their mental health and safety.
Noor Mukaddam’s murder reignited a debate on violence against women as thousands of people took to social media to demand justice, recalling other femicide victims whose deaths sparked less furore, including at least two others killed this week.
Aizada Kanatbekova was abducted for marriage in a practice known as bride kidnapping on April 5 and found strangled two days later, with her suspected murderer who had died from seemingly self-inflicted knife wounds.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says that Victoria Esperanza Salazar was murdered by police in the Caribbean resort of Tulum.
Meanwhile, another decree issued by the Turkish presidency said the central bank governor Naci Agbal has been replaced with Sahap Kavcioglu.
It’s been over 100 years since it became a tradition to raise awareness about gender equality as well as celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.
The victims were from Sabawoon, a non-profit charity that provides training to women on how to run a business from home and works to create gender rights awareness.
Lockdowns have led to increases in complaints or calls to report domestic abuse in several countries, according to UN data.
Justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro has said his ministry would submit a request to the labour and families ministry to begin the process of withdrawing from the treaty, known as the Istanbul Convention.
Pinar Gultekin's death has evoked outrage on social media after news reports that the young economics student's body was found strangled to death in a forest area after she went missing five days ago.
The perpetrators raped, shot and burned the body of a female whose body was found in Buxar town in India's Bihar state.
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