Gender-based violence

The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

India is disappointingly one of the fewest countries in the world today that explicitly decriminalises marital rape, despite being a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Exception...
Decoding Manipur: Unveiling Human Rights Violations Against Women Amidst Ethnic Conflict

Decoding Manipur: Unveiling Human Rights Violations Against Women Amidst Ethnic Conflict

A viral video of two tribal women paraded naked by Meitei men in Manipur’s Thoubal district has shocked India and the world. The incident is a grim reflection of the...
Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that ‘Harassment’ at the Workplace Includes (Non-Sexual) Discrimination on Basis of Gender

Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that ‘Harassment’ at the Workplace Includes (Non-Sexual) Discrimination on Basis of Gender

About 93 per cent of working women in Pakistan acknowledge facing workplace harassment. In 2023, Pakistan ranked 142 out of 146 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender...
Kenya’s Continual Failure to Meet their Two-Thirds Gender Quota

Kenya’s Continual Failure to Meet their Two-Thirds Gender Quota

Article twenty-seven of the Republic of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution states that the ‘State shall take legislative and other measures to implement the principle that not more than two-thirds of the...
International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

Every year, 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a global day to celebrate progress in the realisation of women’s rights, and to take stock of challenges yet to be...
UN Member States Vote to Oust Iran from the UN Commission of the Status of Women

UN Member States Vote to Oust Iran from the UN Commission of the Status of Women

Image description: Iran solidarity protest in Berlin, October 22, 2022. On December 14th, 2022, Iran became the first United Nations (UN) member state ousted during its 4-year elected term on...
Consent and Condoms: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Kirkpatrick

Consent and Condoms: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Kirkpatrick

Image Description: The Supreme Court of Canada Building. If you tell your sexual partner that you will only consent to sex if they wear a condom and they do not...
Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Image Description: The words CEDAW appear along with the logo of the United Nations. UN Logo – The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents...
365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

Image Description: A poster which says ‘End Violence Against Women’ in block letters. The statute of limitation to file a complaint, in the case of rape in Nepal, forms part...
Sacrificing Woman’s Sexual Autonomy to Save Marriage: Reflections on Delhi High Court’s Split Verdict on Marital Rape Exception – Part II

Sacrificing Woman’s Sexual Autonomy to Save Marriage: Reflections on Delhi High Court’s Split Verdict on Marital Rape Exception – Part II

Image Description: On a sheet of paper, the phrase ‘Non-consensual Sex is Rape’ is written. There is an asterisk next to this phrase. Below this phrase, in a much smaller...
Sacrificing Woman’s Sexual Autonomy to Save Marriage: Reflections on Delhi High Court’s Split Verdict on Marital Rape Exception – Part I

Sacrificing Woman’s Sexual Autonomy to Save Marriage: Reflections on Delhi High Court’s Split Verdict on Marital Rape Exception – Part I

Image Description: On a sheet of paper, the phrase ‘Non-consensual Sex is Rape’ is written. There is an asterisk next to this phrase. Below this phrase, in a much smaller...
UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

Image description: A poster reading ‘My body, my rights’. With the rising concern of young girls and women being subjected to virginity testing and hymen reconstruction surgery, the British government...

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