Gender

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 ...
EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

In October 2015, the Council of Ministers of Development adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2016-2020 of the ...
Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

In the United Kingdom (UK), the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities is currently undertaking ...
Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

In September of this year, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court caused consternation by ...
UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

On 18 November, OxHRH held a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women ...
Rape Law in Morocco

Rape Law in Morocco

The Moroccan Conseil national des droits de l’Homme (National Human Rights Council, CNDH) has issued a worrying ...
Hopeful Developments in Family Violence in Australia

Hopeful Developments in Family Violence in Australia

In Australia, one woman per week dies from intimate partner violence. By October 2015, 62 women had died due to ...

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