Gender

The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

Despite India’s liberal and secular commitments, honour killing has remained a social reality. A report by the ...
A Difficult Time for Women’s Autonomy in the Indian Courts

A Difficult Time for Women’s Autonomy in the Indian Courts

The Kerala High Court judgment annulling the marriage of Hadiya, a 24-year-old homeopathy student from Kerala with ...
Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Language is a powerful tool, though often overlooked by fields unattached to linguistics. Vocabulary choice is ...
Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

In a recent case before the Indian Supreme Court, Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi, the court refused to overturn a Delhi ...
Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all ...
What the Right To Privacy Judgment Means for India’s Marital Rape Exception

What the Right To Privacy Judgment Means for India’s Marital Rape Exception

Following Puttaswamy v Union of India – in which the judges unanimously and  unequivocally ruled that a right to ...
Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. ...
Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

According to a study conducted on members of the Bohra community in India, a startling 75% of the daughters of the ...
A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark advisory opinion delivered on January 9th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that the ...
First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...
Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Given the political and constitutional history of the 18th and 19th centuries, universal suffrage and free and ...
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and ...

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