Posts Tagged ‘Gender equailty’

Debates rage about allowing women multiple husbands

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

South Africa is considering allowing women to have multiple husbands, a move towards equality in a country that already allows men to take multiple wives. The proposal comes in a green paper from South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs and has sparked outrage from conservative voices in the Rainbow Nation. Read more

Outrage in Tonga over apparent ban on girls playing rugby

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

There has been outrage among Tongans over an official letter purporting to ban girls at the country’s state school from playing rugby and boxing. The letter from the Ministry of Education informed staff at Tonga High School that the girls shouldn’t be playing such sports because it goes against young women’s dignity and Tongan culture Read more

Iranian delegation refuse to shake hands with female Labour MP

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Labour MPs have taken offence at an Iranian agricultural delegation after they were told the Iranians wouldn’t shake hands with their female counterpart. Labour’s Jo Luxton is the deputy chair of the Primary Production select committee, which held a meeting with the Iranians last month. She says as a woman it made her uncomfortable, but Read more