Brazil Announces Equal Pay for Women’s and Men’s Football Teams

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Brazil’s football federation announced on Wednesday it will pay men and women the same amount for representing the national team, one of the few countries to make such a pledge. “The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn …

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

16/8/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. By Emma Batha LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed …

Syria – Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Syrian Detention Facilities

31/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy SURVIVORS: SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY SYRIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY German authorities must finally prosecute sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Syrian detention centers for what it is: a crime against humanity. This is the aim of a criminal complaint that seven survivors of Bashar al-Assad’s torture system submitted …

TURKEY – MURDER SPARKS OUTRAGE OVER RISING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & FEMICIDE

27/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy High femicide rate and efforts to roll back Turkey legislation designed to protect women are under spotlight Turkey – Long History of Femicides The recent murder of Turkish student Pinar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend has sparked outrage in Turkey. Womens’ rights activists are calling for the government to tackle the …