Covid-19 lockdowns sparked a big drop in the number of reported crimes in France last year, except for domestic violence and rape cases which continued to rise
A controversial Polish court ruling that imposes a near-total ban on abortion has come into force, sparking nationwide protests despite coronavirus restrictions
Poland's top court has struck down a provision of the country's abortion legislation, allowing one of Europe's most restrictive laws to be further tightened provoking outcry from rights groups
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says there are still too few women in top jobs, and that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem
Across Europe, the coronavirus pandemic has forced many sex workers to rely on hardship funds and online platforms to make ends meet with many worried about the future after lockdowns are lifted
A quarter of all global lawmakers are women but the International Parliamentary Union has warned that progress towards gender parity is slowing amid significant "pushback"