Gender

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is currently before Parliament in South Africa. One of its ...
Sexual Harassment in the Indian Legal Profession

Sexual Harassment in the Indian Legal Profession

Two big sexual harassment complaints have sent shock waves in India this month– one by a legal intern complaining ...
Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Last month at the inquest of Rachael Slack, a 38 year-old woman stabbed to death by her ex-partner, the jury ruled ...
Men and gender based violence: part of the problem, but also the solution?

Men and gender based violence: part of the problem, but also the solution?

Universities may well create the future leaders of our governments, economies, and communities—they are places of ...
UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2122, designed to highlight the ...
Mmusi Ruling a Watershed Moment for Gender and Customary Law in Botswana and Beyond

Mmusi Ruling a Watershed Moment for Gender and Customary Law in Botswana and Beyond

On September 3rd, the Court of Appeal in Botswana decided that Edith Mmusi’s parents’ home belonged to her and her ...
The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

Tuesday, September 10 2013, the Government of Québec finally released its Strategy aimed at protecting the Values ...
The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

On July 26th, 2013 the CEDAW Committee released concluding observations on the UK’s compliance with CEDAW. The UK ...
The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

On November 23, 1944, Japanese troops descended on the town of Mapanique in the Philippines. The troops gathered ...
Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Laxmi was 15 years old when her 32 year old neighbour declared his love for her. He sent her repeated text ...
Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the highest legislative arm in Nigeria, is on the verge of ...
The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

“I pay tribute to the mothers and wives and sisters of our nation. You are the rock-hard foundation of our ...

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