Gender

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

In a recent case, Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India ...
Production, reproduction and empowerment: the future of women in Africa

Production, reproduction and empowerment: the future of women in Africa

Many women in Africa are congregated in poorly paid and precarious work (ILO, 2016) and have very high rates of ...
A Step in the Right Direction for Minority Gender Recognition in Germany

A Step in the Right Direction for Minority Gender Recognition in Germany

In its decision from October 10 2017, published on November 8 – just on the Intersex Day of Solidarity – the German
Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Section 375 of the Indian Penal code defines rape as the offence committed by a man having sexual intercourse with ...
Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

The recent Delhi High Court judgment acquitting Mahmood Farooqui of rape is problematic as it appears to create a ...
Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India on 11th October 2017 ruled that sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his ...
CJEU in Kalliri: Solidifying Indirect Sex Discrimination

CJEU in Kalliri: Solidifying Indirect Sex Discrimination

Does the European Council Directive 76/207 (as amended by Directive 2002/73), which implements the principle of ...
Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

In HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Al-Hijrah School, the UK Court of Appeal has ...
Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court’s multi-religious Constitutional bench, in its much anticipated majority decision in the ...
The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The South African Constitution guarantees all of its citizens the right to equality, dignity, freedom of religion ...
The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

2017 has been a big year for constitutional development in India. In a historic and landmark decision, a 9-judge ...
Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

July 26th 2017 marked a historic date in Tunisian history, with the passing of a national law against domestic ...

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