Gender

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
Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

It is asserted that an enduring democracy is one that secures the meaningful participation of youth, women, persons
Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

On 3 February 2016, the Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance of Ghent in Belgium found a 33-year old ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

On 19 November 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) handed down a decision on gender-based ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

In November 2015, a decade after the sexual assault and murder of a young Guatemalan woman, the Inter-American ...
LGB, T and LGBT

LGB, T and LGBT

This post reflects on a recent clarification sought by the Indian government regarding whether or not the term ...
Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

The right to a nationality — or as Hannah Arendt put it: “a right to have rights” — has been recognised in various ...
Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Decades ago, the medical profession helped build the public-health case for decriminalising abortion, and the ...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that
Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion law regimes. Following a referendum in 1983, the 8th ...
Linguistic Cracks In The Femicide Campaigns: Why Femicide Must Be Repatriated

Linguistic Cracks In The Femicide Campaigns: Why Femicide Must Be Repatriated

The recently published 2015 Global Burden of Armed Violence (GBAV) report by the Small Arms Survey has continued in
Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy appears to be an altruistic alternative for infertile couples that desire to become parents but are ...

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