Gender

Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

In 2017, same-sex couples in Germany were granted the right to marry. While the legislator’s decision was celebrated at the time, much remains to be done. In particular, the law...
How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

While women make up the minority in global prison populations, they are the fastest growing prison population. With this, comes a need to evaluate human rights violations within justice systems...
Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Across Pakistan, the two finger test (TFT), also known as the virginity and hymen test is conducted on female survivors and victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is a...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January 2021, has been temporarily halted by a US District Judge on the...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January 2021, has been temporarily halted by a US District Judge on the...
India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

Recently, the High Court of Delhi (India) refused to entertain a challenge to the dismissal of a Judicial Officer, who was found guilty for sexually harassing a Court Officer by...
African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 4 December 2020, delivered a historic Advisory Opinion against vagrancy laws (laws which criminalize the status of individuals as being poor,...
Responding to Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report

Responding to Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report was published last week. This is the latest in a series of state investigations into so-called ‘historical’ institutional injustice. Following an...
Striving for Changing-Trailer

Striving for Changing-Trailer

The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

In Bernard Odero Okello & another v Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, the petitioners challenged the appointment of the interested parties as members of the Business Premises...
Can trans children consent to puberty blocking drugs? The High Court of England and Wales doubts it.

Can trans children consent to puberty blocking drugs? The High Court of England and Wales doubts it.

If you are a transgender child living in England and Wales, what treatment can the NHS offer you? Until recently, one of the main options was a prescription of puberty...
Shaping the Future-Trailer

Shaping the Future-Trailer

Shaping the Future is a documentary series spans 5 episodes, covering sexual and reproductive health rights in the contexts of school and the workplace, as well as looking in detail...

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