Gender

Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

On March 24, 2016, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) North Carolina residents woke up to a new and ...
India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court upheld the right of women to enter the Shani Shinganapur temple in the ...
Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

For the last 16 months, Canadians have been engaged in extraordinary conversations connected to the sexual assault ...
Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

When David Cameron announced that his government would require large private sector employers to report on gender ...
Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Gender Equality: No Need to “Remember the Ladies” 

Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Gender Equality: No Need to “Remember the Ladies” 

Despite Justice Scalia’s well-known friendship with the most feminist Justice on the United States Supreme Court, ...
Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Throughout the three decades that Justice Antonin Scalia served on the United States Supreme Court, he was ...
UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

In December 2015, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice (WGDAW) ...
An important step forward for victims of sexual violence in Colombia

An important step forward for victims of sexual violence in Colombia

On paper, it looked like a victory for women’s rights. The government of Colombia enacted historic legislation to ...
Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Despite a proposal by four prominent House of Commons Committees and various professional organisations, the ...
State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

It’s clearly not yet 2016 in the UThukela District in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, where the municipality ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Two Spanish cases currently pending before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) illustrate the gaping lacuna ...

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