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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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NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

August 13, 2019

In June 2019 the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee (‘WESC’) published a report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) in discrimination cases, focussing on settlement. This built on inquiries into sexual harassment, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and enforcement. Parliamentary investigations into the shadowy world of NDAs are especially valuable for policy-makers and academics […]

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The entry of women into the legal profession under British colonial rule

June 3, 2019

This year sees the centenary of the abolition of the legal barriers to women’s entry into the legal profession in the United Kingdom. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 (UK), which commenced operation on 23 December 1919, provided that a person should not be disqualified ‘by sex or marriage from entering or assuming or carrying […]

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Summer Academy: Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, 2-6 September 2019 Koç University, Istanbul

April 24, 2019

The UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development is proud to offer a one-week international summer academy on “Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This program aims to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and femocracts […]

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Lucia Berro Pizzarossa

‘”Women are not in the Best Positions to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25

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**New** U of OxHRH J Article-Women Are Not In The Best Positions To Make These Decisions Themselves: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law

March 13, 2019

Lucía Berro Pizzarossa,‘“Women are Not in the Best Position to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25 Abstract  Efforts to protect women’s rights can cast dark shadows. Dangerous and often unnoticed stereotypes can motivate and infiltrate legal reforms. Recent changes to the law on […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J Article-‘A Better Future for Women at Work’

December 19, 2018

Meghan Campbell, Sandra Fredman, Judy Fudge & Shauna Olney, ‘Better Future for Women at Work’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 1 The articles in this volume, and the ongoing discussion they generate, demonstrate that although past legal interventions have only achieved partial success, the promise and potential of law remain. It is important not to […]

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