China’s New Law Aims to Strengthen Land Rights for Rural Women, Despite Persisting Ambiguities

Beijing, China — A new law set to take effect in May aims to enhance the legal rights of women in rural China, particularly regarding land ownership which has historically been biased towards men. This latest legislative reform seeks to address issues that have previously barred women from inheriting or owning land, a critical asset in agrarian communities. In rural parts of China, land is collectively owned but distributed among families. Traditionally, the head of the household, typically a male, is registered as the owner, disenfranchising women, particularly those who move away to marry. Under … Read more

Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Laws Amid Lawsuit by Babe Vote and League of Women Voters

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled against two voter advocacy groups, Babe Vote and the League of Women Voters, in their legal challenge of certain voter identification laws in the state. The groups had filed a lawsuit against Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane regarding laws passed in 2023 that imposed restrictions on the use of student IDs for voter registration and as proof of identification at the polls, as well as additional requirements for proving residency to register to vote. They argued that these laws disproportionately affected certain groups of people … Read more

Bedouin Women Unite to Provide Support and Aid Amidst Crisis, Defying Traditional Norms

BEERSHEVA, Israel – Attorney Hanan Alsanah, the director of the Center for Bedouin Women’s Rights at Itach-Ma’aki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice, was preparing for a family picnic on her day off when she received a series of WhatsApp messages on October 7. These messages, usually inactive on Saturdays, alerted her to an imminent attack. Alsanah initially hoped that the authorities would intervene and stop the violence, but as time passed, it became clear that they were not taking action. Alsanah felt unsafe and considered leaving the area with her children. However, after receiving messages … Read more

FEMWORX Jury Nominates Four Exceptional Women for Engineer Woman Award, Recognizing Their Remarkable Contributions to STEM

Hannover, Germany – The Engineer Woman Award, presented annually at the HANNOVER MESSE event, has announced its four female finalists. The winner of this esteemed award, honoring exceptional contributions to scientific and technical fields, will be revealed on April 25 at the opening of the FEMWORX Career Congress. The independent jury, made up of members of the FEMWORX Congress Advisory Board, selected these outstanding women from a pool of numerous applicants. The purpose of the Engineer Woman Award is to inspire companies to acknowledge and advance the achievements and unique dedication of their female employees … Read more