Gender Equality

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

This blog marks the culmination of the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the...
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...
Jus Cogens and the Lack of a Universal Gender Equality Norm

Jus Cogens and the Lack of a Universal Gender Equality Norm

What is ‘Jus Cogens’? Within international law, the principle of jus cogens has been used to solidify certain human rights that are seen as universal. A highly protective form of...
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...
‘We have found institutional racism, misogyny and homophobia in the Met’: Baroness Casey Review

‘We have found institutional racism, misogyny and homophobia in the Met’: Baroness Casey Review

A few days ago, the final report of an independent review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) was published. The review was...
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...
Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that a mother’s remarriage cannot become a reason to disqualify her right to the custody of her children

Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that a mother’s remarriage cannot become a reason to disqualify her right to the custody of her children

Image Description: Supreme Court of Pakistan On October 05, 2022, Justice Ayesha A. Malik of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the landmark judgment in Raja Muhammad Owais v....
Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Image description: A graphic image of two people (represented as stick figures) throwing the constitution into a dustbin. In the following lines, I would like to reflect on what happened...

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