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Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Brooklyn Beckham, Hana Cross, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Dame Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week at Tate Britain. Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty Images

Victoria Beckham’s family turned out in force to support the designer at London Fashion Week where she put on an acclaimed show at Tate Britain art mu(...)

A member of a group calling themselves friends of Muslim Rohingya shouts “God is Great” during a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph:  Ed Wray/Getty Images

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communitie(...)

US president Donald Trump. The UN Population Fund said it regrets the US decision to end funding, which it said is based on an “erroneous claim” that the agency supports coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation in China. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

The US state separtment said on Monday that it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international body’s agency focused o(...)

 Labour TD Jan O Sullivan, Hannah Ghafoor-Butt, UNFPA director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin  and Minister of State  Marcella Corcoran Kennedy at  launch of “State of the World Population” report for 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has told of how, when practising as a doctor in his home country Nigeria, a moth(...)

The large number of young people living in today’s world has been said to present an opportunity to accelerate economic growth for decades to come. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every day 39,000 girls under 18 years will become child brides, while 36 per cent of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence, according to th(...)