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More action urged on women’s human rights

Image copyright Getty Images A new Scottish security system is an opportunity to protect and enhance women’s rights in Scotland, campaigners have said. The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called for more action to…

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Gurkhas to recruit women for first time from 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Applicants have to carry baskets of sand uphill for more than three miles in under 48 minutes The Gurkhas will recruit women for the first time from 2020, and…


Minister Andrew Griffiths resigns over texts to women

Image copyright UK Parliament The minister for small business, Andrew Griffiths, has resigned from the government after sending text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents. The contents of the texts will be…


Juventus Women sign forward Sanderson

Lianne Sanderson spent eight years playing in the United States Juventus Women have signed England international Lianne Sanderson. The 30-year-old forward will link up with her former England team-mate Eni Aluko who joined the Italian…


Jordan Burling: Women jailed after teen ‘rotted to death’

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Jordan Burling died at the home he shared with his mother and grandmother on 30 June 2016 The mother and grandmother of an emaciated teenager who was likened…


Fifa warns broadcasters over women

Broadcasters have been criticised on social media for focusing on female fans at games Broadcasters have been ordered to stop their cameras zooming in on “hot women” in the crowd at football matches, Fifa’s diversity…


Man Utd ‘can change women’s football’

Casey Stoney won 130 senior caps with England before retiring in 2018 Manchester United’s new women’s team can “change the face” of women’s football, says manager Casey Stoney. United will end their 13-year absence from…


Catcalling: Women write in chalk to stop street harassment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sexy girl! Excuse me! Yo!” “You better learn to answer a man when he speaks to you!” It’s a rainy afternoon in east London and two women…


Women face ‘glaring’ gender pension gap

Image copyright Getty Images Women are facing a “glaring” gender pension gap owing to career breaks to raise children and lower pay, an investment company has said. Young women aged in their late 20s or…


Women allowed to take abortion pill at home in Wales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Claire” says having to return to a clinic makes things “unnecessarily traumatic” for some women A decision to allow women to take abortion pills at home in…


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