Gender

A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

On March 6, 2017, the United States Supreme Court sent back to the lower courts a case that would have decided ...
Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

The decision of the CJEU in Achbita has been much anticipated as the first full judgment of the Court on ...
What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

The Trump Administration’s gender-related policies have been characterized by some as a “war against women.” An ...
Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

On 6th of February 2017, a law which discriminated against transgender people was amended for the first time in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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