Move to end sexual harassment at work hailed as “milestone for women’s rights”

International Labour Organization adopts treaty designed to establish global standards on workplace violence and harassment which is being hailed as a “milestone for women’s rights”. Written by Kate Hodal The Guardian Millions of women around the world, from domestic workers to CEOs, could soon be legally protected against sexual harassment and violence in their places…

Botswana’s high court decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana’s high court has voted to decriminalise homosexuality in a landmark ruling. Written by Reuters Johannesburg (Reuters) – Botswana decriminalised homosexuality on Tuesday 11 June, with the high court overturning a colonial-era law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison. Same-sex relationships are illegal in more than 70 countries worldwide; almost…

MPs and Lords urge government to protect migrant women in domestic abuse bill

Sisters For Change (SFC) and Step Up Migrant Women (SUMW) welcome the Joint Committee’s support for better protection for women reporting domestic abuse, including the creation of a firewall between support services and immigration control. Members of the Step Up Migrant Women (SUMW) campaign – a coalition of more than 30 organisations – welcome recommendations by the Joint Committee…