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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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The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

Olivia Bliss 26th February 2014

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is currently before Parliament in South Africa. One of its main aims is to ‘give effect to the letter and spirit of the Constitution’ by promoting gender equality. Such legislation might be considered a welcome step for a country infamously struggling to grant its women their constitutionally-guaranteed rights […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Indian Legal Profession

Jayna Kothari 9th December 2013

Two big sexual harassment complaints have sent shock waves in India this month– one by a legal intern complaining of sexual harassment from a retired Supreme Court judge and another by a journalist in a well known media house, complaining of harassment by her employer. The complaint by the legal intern is timely because it […]

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Men and gender based violence: part of the problem, but also the solution?

The Good Lad Workshop 1st November 2013

Universities may well create the future leaders of our governments, economies, and communities—they are places of intellectual thought and social development.  But does that square with what we know about how often university women face sexual harassment and unwanted advances? The statistics on gender-based violence amongst university students in the UK are staggering: one in […]

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