Gender

US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

By Chelsea Purvis -  The United States Congress has for many months been debating the future of the Violence ...
Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

By Professor Judy Fudge - Women who cross national borders in order to work in the households of other peoples’ ...
Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

By Chelsea Purvis - The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the principle federal law addressing gender-based ...
Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

By Nabihah Iqbal - The recent tragedy of Anene Booysen has brought widespread attention to the pandemic of ...
A Quick Overview

A Quick Overview

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team ...
Lifting As We Climb

Lifting As We Climb

Upon the formation of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, the chosen motto read: Lifting As We ...
Disappointing Departures from the Verma Committee Report

Disappointing Departures from the Verma Committee Report

  The Union Cabinet of the Government of India has cleared an ordinance making changes to India’s rape ...
Clarifying the Law on Consent in The Verma Report

Clarifying the Law on Consent in The Verma Report

After the tragedy of the gang rape in Delhi on December 16, 2012, the Committee on Amendments to Criminal Law (The ...
The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

The Justice JS Verma Committee, set up by the Government of India after the horrific  gang-rape in Delhi on ...
OSCE Special Representative Maria Grazia Giammarinaro on the Role of Discrimination in Human Trafficking

OSCE Special Representative Maria Grazia Giammarinaro on the Role of Discrimination in Human Trafficking

By Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Human trafficking is a gross violation of human rights that occurs on a massive ...
Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

By Frances Raday The UN Working Group (WG) on discrimination against women in law and practice has issued a call ...
Pay Equality: When is there a right to claim?

Pay Equality: When is there a right to claim?

By Betsan Criddle The important decision of the Supreme Court in Birmingham City Council v Abdulla establishes ...

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