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LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

Guest Contributor 11th April 2013

By Heidi Yates- The proposed introduction of ‘sexual orientation’, ‘gender identity’ and ‘intersex status’ as protected attributes under the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) is a significant step forward for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians. Over the past 17 years, these issues have been the subject of at least five government and […]

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The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

Guest Contributor 10th April 2013

Last month we ran a special themed post series on the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57).  We are delighted to conclude this series with a special extended post from Professor Frances Raday, a Mandate Holder in the UN Human Rights Council and a participant in CSW57. By Frances Raday – The Agreed Conclusions of […]

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Education suspended, rights infringed

Guest Contributor 9th April 2013

By Jadine Johnson – On Monday, March 25th, ninety-seven students at Leflore High School in Mobile, Alabama were suspended. These students were not suspended for drugs or weapons. They were not fighting or being disruptive. These students were suspended for violating Leflore’s uniform policy — some had simply worn the wrong colour jackets or socks to school. […]

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To Whomsoever it May Concern? The Case of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013

Shreya Atrey 3rd April 2013

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013was passed by the Indian Parliament and now awaits the sanction of the President before it replaces the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2013. Despite, what can be termed as the third wave of women’s movement in India, the law disengages with the national and feminist consciousness which has emerged post […]

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