Gender

An Employment Right Standard Provision for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence’ (2018) U of OxHRH 167

An Employment Right Standard Provision for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence’ (2018) U of OxHRH 167

Paid leave provides employees with time to do what is critically necessary in instances of domestic violence, such ...
Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure ...
Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

India is suffering from a supposedly ancient yet timely problem. In violation of the law and Constitution, India’s ...
Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

The Delhi High Court in a landmark judgment (Harsh Mander v. Union of India and Karnika Sawney v. Union of India) ...
The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

On 1st August, 2018, the Supreme Court of India concluded its hearing on a crucial matter regarding the Sabrimala ...
Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

On July 27 Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court ruled that the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating ...
Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

In this post we use the word women to refer to individuals born as women (also known as ‘natal women’). The current
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the ...
In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

On 4 May 2018, Sheeja Das, an Indian migrant worker, was forced to jump off her employer's residence in Muscat, ...
The Restitution of Conjugal Rights in Indian Law violates the Right to Privacy

The Restitution of Conjugal Rights in Indian Law violates the Right to Privacy

In 1983, the Indian Supreme Court held that the right to privacy did not guarantee the autonomy of an individual ...
Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

In a recent judgement  by the Kerala High Court, the court refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus and dismissed a
Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

New Podcast: One of the targets under UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to eliminate all harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, or FGM. In this episode, we talk with Dr Brenda Kelly, a consultant obstetrician at the Oxford Rose Clinic, which specialises in treating patients with FGM.

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