Gender

Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

The Russian bill providing for what has been called the 'decriminalisation of domestic violence' passed a second ...
Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, ...
Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing
A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

For the first time in eight years the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak

Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak

Earlier this year the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in response to the Zika virus, ...
Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

The decision of the London Employment Tribunal that Uber taxi drivers are employees and not self-employed is of ...
Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Despite a renewed global commitment to reduce extreme poverty and achieve gender equality, women throughout the ...
UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on States to repeal restrictive abortion laws and ...
Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities published a landmark report on ...
Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a ...
Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

The press release on the latest draft Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (the Surrogacy Regulation ...
Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On August 3, 2016, the government of Canada announced a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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