Jan 19, 2015

Man sues women's university for rejecting application

A man who applied to a women’s university in the city of Fukuoka filed for damages Monday, arguing the public college’s rejection of his application amounts to gender discrimination and is unconstitutional. In the complaint filed with the Fukuoka District Court, the man in ...

Sharia law forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Dec 29, 2014

Sharia law forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the Sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh ...

Single mothers in Nepal blast planned citizenship bill

Dec 23, 2014

Single mothers in Nepal blast planned citizenship bill

Nepalese single mother Deepti Gurung has spent years trying and failing to register her two teenage daughters as citizens of their country. Although her children were both born in Nepal, the 40-year-old has struggled to secure their legal right to citizenship in the absence ...

Nov 20, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Julien Blanc banned from U.K.

The British government on Wednesday banned controversial U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging “physical and emotional abuse.” Granting Blanc a visa “could have led to an increase in sexual violence ...

Sep 30, 2014

Britain mulls women-only carriages after sexual assaults

Britain may consider women-only carriages on trains in a bid to combat a rising number of sexual assaults on commuters, the transport minister said Monday. Minister Claire Perry said she was “absolutely determined” to do whatever it took to increase safety and reverse an ...