Kenya prepares to liberalise abortion as police harassment persists
At least 2,600 Kenyan women die in public hospitals each year as a result of botched backstreet abortions
Guatemala's women-only buses a hit
Initiative is in response to hundreds of complaints by female passengers of sexual harassment on board crammed buses
Kenyan woman recalls horrors of backstreet abortion
Abortion is taboo in Kenya. One girl describes the physical and emotional ordeal faced by women forced to resort to backstreet abortionists...
Crime and punishment: A gender perspective
Governments have the power to control the behaviour of individuals through the use of the criminal law. It is not a power to be taken lightly. For those who end up within the criminal justice system and found guilty, they are typically locked up. The immediate and long term consequences are severe. Loss of liberty is loss of control over one's life. And even after being released, most people who have been imprisoned are treated as suspect for the rest of their lives.
Soap opera encourages Dominican women to save
TV show aimed at poor women includes advice on managing money and focuses on power relations between husbands and wives
'Property can't own property'
Women push for recognition of their rights and expertise in Cameroon's REDD+ forest strategy
Sexual And Reproductive Rights: More Than Just Health
Four years ago, in 2007, a Brazilian judge prosecuted 1,500 women for procuring abortions.[i] That same year, a twenty-year-old woman, Ana Mar?a Acevedo, died in Argentina of cancer-related complications because her doctors refused to treat her; she was pregnant and an abortion might have saved her life.[ii]