Gender

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 an inquiry into the equality status of transgender (trans) persons. Among the...
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 issuing a dire warning that a rush to equality could have “appalling...
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 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’. For the first time, OxHRH...
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 report (for the moment only available in French) on the condition of women...
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 intimate partner family violence in the calendar year. There have...
The High Court of Delhi on Pregnancy and Sex Discrimination

The High Court of Delhi on Pregnancy and Sex Discrimination

This July, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark decision concerning sex discrimination under the Indian Constitution. Article 15(1) of the Constitution prohibits the State from discriminating “on...
Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

For almost two years the world has watched as the West and Russia have battled over competing visions for Ukraine’s future which have left the country divided. Reports continue to...
Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the...
I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the...
Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

A video produced by the Communications and Outreach Unit at UNRISD, based on the workshop Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy, with panelists including OxHRH director...
Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

For years the plight of thousands of children born to Iranian mothers married to foreign men has been the subject of discussion. These individuals, whose number is estimated at about...
Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

In recent years at the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) an ideological challenge has been directed against the universality of international human rights by a strong religious lobby. Religions...

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