As Michelle Bachelet prepares for her departure from Chile’s Presidential Palace in Santiago, she leaves behind an influential precedent established with the motive to enhance women’s rights and equality through a number of legislative reforms.
Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya guarantees to everyone ‘the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care’.
On 8 January 2018, Somaliland, a self-declared region of Somalia, passed a Bill against rape in the Lower House of Parliament that will prohibit all gender-based violence against women.
Female Genital Mutilation has been qualified as violence against women and girls by the United Nations and under international human rights law.
Periods are natural. Women worldwide are often still made to feel ashamed about this aspect of their lives.
Prostitution in Thailand has been illegal since the 1996 Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act since 1996. Yet, the sex industry is booming due to a lack of law enforcement.
In light of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and the joint participation of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) under a unified Korean flag, it is easy to forget the tensions leading up to this event.
For more than 70 years, women have been the primary victims of the ongoing conflict over the Kashmir territory.
The Italian legislation about reproductive rights is hindering the right to abortion for many Italian women due to the practice of the so called conscientious objectors.
Family planning and contraception are unknown options for most of the women who live in the slums.