LONDON (TrustLaw) – Here is our selection of this week’s stories on women's rights from TrustLaw and other media.
Women in Togo have begun a week-long sex strike to push for political reforms. The action has proven to be surprisingly effective at raising attention in other countries.
For farmer Eunice Wambui, the erratic weather patterns that increasingly disrupt the crop season in her village are a headache. But the same warmer temperatures plaguing Wambui have given Philomena Nyokabi the opportunity to try her hand at horticulture.
In a country where more than five million people are living with HIV, and sex workers account for one in five new HIV infections, public health workers say it is imperative that South Africans engage in a frank and honest conversation about sex work.
UWIRE, United States
India moved one step closer to protecting millions of its working women from sexual harassment by passing a new bill to tackle unwelcome behaviour such as sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and sexual innuendoes made at work.
The Guardian, Afghanistan\
Killing and death threats reveal depth of Afghan society's prejudices against women.
The New York Times, Europe
Companies allocating fewer than 40 percent of seats on supervisory boards to women could face serious sanctions later this decade, according to a proposal made Monday by Viviane Reding, the European Union justice commissioner.
The Christian Science Monitor, United States
The Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project polled citizens of select, predominantly Muslim countries this spring about how best to blend Islam, politics, and respect for women's rights. This summer, Gallup did a separate survey on similar issues. Here are highlights from the results.
The New York Times, Dubai
When Glowork.net, a recruitment site for women in Saudi Arabia, started up last year, its founder, Khalid al-Khudairi, was hit with a deluge of threatening e-mail and phone calls warning him to shut down because he was violating cultural norms. Now the Saudi Ministry of Labor has asked him to help encourage women to find work.