French minister for health Agnès Buzyn is seen leaving a cabinet meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris earlier this week. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

A French gynaecologists’ union has threatened to stop carrying out abortions in an attempt to force France’s minister for health to meet disgruntled d(...)

A man who made lewd remarks about a woman on a bus in Paris has been fined under a new law that seeks to deter predatory remarks and harassing actions such as wolf-whistles. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A man who slapped a woman’s bottom on a bus near Paris has been jailed for three months and, in a first under a new law against catcalling, was also (...)

France is considering police warnings for ‘everyday sexist’ acts such as whistles and comments about appearance

Can you outlaw low-level everyday sexual harassment on the street, such as wolf whistles? France is considering such a move, in the wake of widespread(...)