Gender

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 ...
The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India   

The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India  

In the beginning there were Indians in suffragists movements, and an India suffragist movement. The suffragist ...
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 ...

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