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Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

May 15, 2020

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to ‘Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all women and girls’ (Goal 5) and to ‘Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights’ (Target 5.6). In February 2020, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) published a report, measuring the SDG target 5.6 on the basis […]

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New Interactive Dataset: Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans Website

April 29, 2020

The WPS National Action Plans (NAPs) Website is one of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security’s most recent collaborative projects, and it is the product of leading academic research from Professor Laura J Shepherd, Sydney University, on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on WPS around the world. The website […]

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International Women’s Day: Time for Action to Accelerate Equal Access to Maternity Care for Mothers with Disabilities

March 6, 2020

March 8th marks International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the theme calls for collective action in accelerating women’s equality; action urgently needed to improve access to gynaecological, obstetric, maternity and post-natal care pathways for mothers with disabilities, something I experienced first-hand as […]

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Women’s Equality: Paradigm and Backlash

Women’s rights seemed simple 72 years ago, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, under the visionary leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, launched an international regime which outlawed sex discrimination and required states to ensure the equal rights of men and women. A Kuhnian shift of perception for humanity and a paradigm change for political philosophers […]

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OxHRH Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020: the Women of OxHRH

OxHRH is celebrating International Women’s Day this year by spotlighting the brilliant work of the women of the Hub! “Women and gender are central to all the work I do, from reproductive rights for women in our Shaping the Future series with the World Health Organization and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human […]

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Invitation to the conference “Women’s Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century”, European Court of Human Rights, 14 February 2020

January 29, 2020

The European Court of Human Rights in cooperation with the Foundation René Cassin-International Institute of Human Rights has the pleasure to invite you to the conference “Women’s Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Developments and Challenges under International and European Law”. The conference will take place at the European Court of Human Rights on 14 […]

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Bringing Back the Death Penalty in South Africa for Crimes Against Women

October 1, 2019

September is the start of spring in South Africa, marked by warmer weather and blossoming trees. However, this September was marred by brutal xenophobic attacks and lootings, child abductions and the rape and murder of young, vibrant, beautiful women. On 12 September, Minister Bheki Cele, released the 2018/19 annual crime statistics revealing an increase in […]

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OxHRH, ‘Gender Sensitive Parliaments’ (2019) Submission to Women and Equalities Committee

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