The UK came 35th for economic gender equality but was placed 71st for helping women to find professional and technical positions. For political participation, Britain came 54th for getting women into parliament and 59th for ...
Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, tonight spoke out against the arrests of 31 women's rights demonstrators in a protest at the state Capitol earlier today that drew Virginia State Police in riot gear.
She said the arrests "are just the latest example of government overreach that we’ve seen in recent weeks."
"The men and women who marched on Capitol Square have a right to peacefully protest without the threat that they will be arrested for exercising that right," McQuinn said in a news release. "At several recent women’s rights events, there has been an overabundance of police presence. In fact, the Capitol Police tactical team has been at all of the events," she said.
McQuinn said she had "never seen a similar police presence when guns rights advocates assemble on Capitol Square on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday."
Town Hall US #23 in World for Gender Equality Town Hall A new report released by the World Economic Forum over the weekend reaffirmed Iceland's place as the best for gender equality in the world, while the US moved down from #22 to #23.
The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly this year, with Iceland showing the least inequality among men and women and Canada ranking 20th overall, a report by the World Economic Forum found (Canada ranks 20th on the global gender inequality index...
But in 2009, a Yemeni law that set the minimum age of a bride at 17 was repealed as lawmakers deemed it un-Islamic. Above photo of "Inspired by Muhammad" ad campaign running in the UK by Islamic supremacists.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's rights record came under fire at the United Nations on Monday, critics accusing the kingdom of jailing activists without due process and abusing the basic rights of Saudi...
Haaretz New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel Haaretz One of the hardest challenges facing activists fighting gender inequality is coming up with quantifiable proof of the extent of the injustice.
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