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Rape and the Failure of the Criminal Justice System

Jayna Kothari 19th June 2014

With the national outrage witnessed in India after the gruesome gang-rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012, one truly thought that the country was taking violence against women seriously. The shocking incident led to the Justice Verma Committee being set up to review the criminal law relating to violence against women, the Verma Report and the […]

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Sexual violence in modern Myanmar

Zoya Phan and Phyllis Ferguson 5th June 2014

Editor’s note: this Thursday 5th June the Oxford Burma Alliance will be hosting a roundtable, addressing the issue of ongoing sexual violence in Burma under President Thein Sein’s nominally civilian government. Its participants share some of the key issues they will address.   Ongoing Sexual Violence in Burma For many decades, the Burmese Army has been […]

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Are Women's Rights Really Human Rights?

admin 13th May 2014

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, ‘women’s rights are human rights’ was first coined and accepted due to vociferous lobbying on the part of women’s rights activists. It was at the African regional meetings in 1994 and 1995, culminating in Dakar, Senegal, that African women, in preparation for […]

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Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

Gertrude Fester 13th May 2014

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, ‘women’s rights are human rights’ was first coined and accepted due to vociferous lobbying on the part of women’s rights activists. It was at the African regional meetings in 1994 and 1995, culminating in Dakar, Senegal, that African women, in preparation for […]

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Omnipresent in the EU: Violence Against Women

Amy Weatherburn 16th March 2014

The results of the world’s largest survey on women’s experiences of psychological, physical and sexual violence have shown that violence against women is a problem which exists at home, at work, in public and online. Following 42,000 face-to-face interviews in all 28 EU Member States, the survey, conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental […]

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