Gender

Pakistan’s Inspirational Transgender Persons’ Law- Some Years Later

Pakistan’s Inspirational Transgender Persons’ Law- Some Years Later

The Parliament of Pakistan had passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act in May 2018 and it might ...
Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

The German Constitution provides in Article 3 (2) that “[m]en and women shall have equal rights. The state shall ...
The Supreme Court Refused to Order the Legal Recognition of Elan-Cane’s Non-Gendered Identity

The Supreme Court Refused to Order the Legal Recognition of Elan-Cane’s Non-Gendered Identity

With its judgment in the Elan-Cane case, the UK Supreme Court lost an invaluable opportunity to ease one of the ...
Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

To achieve gender justice, it is critical that the judiciary avoid stereotypes and social biases to strengthen a ...
Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Every country has a gender pay gap favouring men. This gap, which describes the difference in average wages ...
Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

While post-independent India has witnessed rising gendered rates of literacy, life expectancy and schooling, these ...
Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

More than two decades ago, one of my colleagues, a well-respected lawyer, declared with conviction that in ...
Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 ...
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of ...
Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

On 5 July 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the judgement in Nadia Naz v. ...
Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) play a key role in rural India’s public health infrastructure. ...

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