Ireland Heralds ‘A New Republic’ as Historic Marriage Equality Overwhelmingly Approved

Ireland made history as the first country in the world to legalise and enshrine marriage equality in its Constitution by an overwhelming popular vote in a national referendum.

‘Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ – Ban Ki Moon

The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making.

USA: Alabama begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, becoming the 37th state where gays can legally wed.

The US Supreme Court takes on gay marriage: How each justice will (probably) vote

After dodging the issue in 2013, the Supreme Court signaled that it will finally decide whether bans on same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The big question is whether the court will make gay marriage legal in all 50 states.

US Supreme Court sets stage for historic gay rights ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business and agreed to decide a major civil rights question: whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

Lost in the chaos – LGBTI people in humanitarian emergencies

Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies.

Norway drops plan to let doctors opt out of abortions

Norway's health minister has dropped plans to allow the country's doctors to refuse to refer women to have abortions on grounds of conscience, in a humiliating u-turn for the country's right-wing government.

Yin Energy: Women still less likely to commit corporate fraud

About three in four conspiracies to commit corporate fraud between 2002 and 2009 were all-male and none reported were all-female, sociologists show.

Women’s Rights: Reproductive Health bill can withstand legal scrutiny says Philippine gov’t

The Philippine government is confident that the Reproductive Health (RH) Law could withstand legal questions and could be implemented soon.

Research reveals low exposure of excellent work by female scientists

High quality scientific work by female academics still goes underrepresented in comparison to that of their male counterparts due to low exposure, scientists say.

UN Chief Launches Africa’s Anti-Gender-based Violence Center In Rwanda

May 25, 2013 (TSR) - The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday laid a foundation stone for the construction of the continent’s anti-Gender Based Violence secretariat dubbed...

Confusion over Philippines birth policy

Varied implementation of a Department of Health (DOH) policy, known as the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) issued in March 2011 to address the country’s stagnant maternal mortality ratio (MMR), advocating health facility-based delivery under the care of a skilled birth attendant (SBA) has health officials and advocates worried that the policy may be doing more harm than good.