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# womens-rights - Friday 24 April, 2015

Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station

It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'People think I'm the devil for having an abortion, but it's the only option that's right for me'

A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.

# womens-rights - Friday 26 December, 2014

10 years on: Women fight for rights and equality after devastating tsunami

The natural disaster – one of the worst in history – claimed the lives of 230,000 people.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

# womens-rights - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Digging soil is against their delicate nature': Turkish president says women are not equal to men

‘I would kiss my mother’s feet…because the scent of heaven was there.’

# womens-rights - Friday 24 October, 2014

Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month

Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'

97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.

# womens-rights - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

# womens-rights - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?

Today on International Women’s Day, we want to know if you think this is the right approach.

# womens-rights - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia with the aim of reducing a women’s enjoyment of sex. This abominable practise must be stopped, writes David Dalton.

# womens-rights - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette

Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# womens-rights - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today 'disgusting' and 'callous'

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

# womens-rights - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest against driving ban

Women have been driving in Saudi Arabia to protest against females not being issued licences.

# womens-rights - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?

Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.

# womens-rights - Monday 16 September, 2013

Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India'

Shame is a powerful concept, used to control and modify behaviour the world over – and it has been used to perpetuate gender imbalances in countries like India, writes Christie Louise Tucker.

# womens-rights - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Column: The article endorses the view of women as targets and men as predators

A ‘One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ on the caused controversy today after it told men to ‘prey’ on women and get them drunk. Cliona Saidlear writes there was nothing satirical about the article.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.

# womens-rights - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year. Today, on her 16th birthday, she will lead the first ever youth takeover of the UN in New York to speak about the importance education, writes Kelley Farrell.

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN UN

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

The Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Taliban last year, will address the United Nations of the importance of raising levels of education among girls across the world.

# womens-rights - Saturday 6 July, 2013

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

# womens-rights - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

# womens-rights - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

# womens-rights - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.

# womens-rights - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’

Unless rape, incest, risk to a woman’s health and fatal foetal abnormality are included in Ireland’s abortion law, Amnesty International’s 2013 report notes Ireland is off base.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjust

There is no evidence to show that abortion treats suicide ideation – this means that any legislation based on the grounds of suicidal ideation is irredeemably damaged, writes Cora Sherlock.

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

# womens-rights - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child

From a textbook dysfunctional home life, educational disadvantage and adolescent homelessness, Rachel Moran was primed for life as a prostitute. Here she tells her story about the losses prostitution can bring and how those you love can be tarred with shame by association.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia

Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.

# womens-rights - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

North Dakota outlaws most abortions

There are no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or if she would lose the pregnancy anyway as a result of a fetal abnormality.

# womens-rights - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women

16-year-old Shakila was found dead in the house where she worked as a maid just over a year ago.

# womens-rights - Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go

Today marks International Womens’ Day, but how far have we really come when it comes to equal rights? Sandra McAvoy says there are plenty of issues that still need to be addressed.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals

The President also said that women’s rights in agriculture in developing countries needs to be strengthened and recognised.

# womens-rights - Friday 4 January, 2013

Boyfriend of India gang-rape victim: 'The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever'

The boyfriend of the 23-year-old medical student whose brutal gang-rape and murder has sparked an outcry has spoken for the first about what he witnessed during the attack last month.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham and her father has now been offered a role as Pakistan’s education attache in the city.