Gender

Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Colombian women were granted to right to vote in 1954 and voted for the first time in 1957. Interestingly, the ...
India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s law mandating quotas for women on the board of directors allows scope for tokenism, doesn’t facilitate ...
Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

An appeal against the decision of Gujarat High Court in the case of Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Pardiwala is being ...
International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

In an order dated 6/11/2017, the High Court of Gujarat described marital rape as “a disgraceful offence that has ...
Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

The Indian Supreme Court on 27th October, 2017 in the case of Anil Kumar Malhotra v. Ajay Pasricha, dismissed a ...
Women’s Suffrage in Chile

Women’s Suffrage in Chile

By the time that the Chilean poet and educator, Gabriela Mistral, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in ...
Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. While this torchbearer of ...
Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

In 2017, a Swiss film about the introduction of women’s suffrage on the Swiss federal level attracted much ...
When The Law is Not Enough: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

When The Law is Not Enough: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

On February 6, UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the international ...
Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space

Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space

In July 2017, the Government announced a public consultation on legal gender recognition in the United Kingdom. In ...
Einarsson v Iceland: Worrying Implications for Discussing Rape Allegations on Social Media

Einarsson v Iceland: Worrying Implications for Discussing Rape Allegations on Social Media

This post analyses Einarsson v Iceland, a defamation case in which a celebrity sued an Instagram user (‘X’) for ...
Rompiendo el silencio y sosteniendo la mirada: Mujeres denunciantes de tortura sexual en Atenco en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Rompiendo el silencio y sosteniendo la mirada: Mujeres denunciantes de tortura sexual en Atenco en la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos emitirá, en los próximos meses, la sentencia del “Caso Atenco” ...

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