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Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

While post-independent India has witnessed rising gendered rates of literacy, life expectancy and schooling, these ...
Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

More than two decades ago, one of my colleagues, a well-respected lawyer, declared with conviction that in ...
Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 ...
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of ...
Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

On 5 July 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the judgement in Nadia Naz v. ...
Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) play a key role in rural India’s public health infrastructure. ...
Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

“Self-determination of gender is an integral part of personal autonomy and self-expression and falls within the ...
The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

Recently, the Supreme Court, while adjudicating upon a plea by Gaurav Bansal, took note of the human rights ...
Rajasthan’s Registration of Marriages Amendment: Gaps in India’s Prohibition of Child Marriage Act

Rajasthan’s Registration of Marriages Amendment: Gaps in India’s Prohibition of Child Marriage Act

India is home to the largest number of child brides, according to a UNICEF report published in 2019. Recently ...
What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

In July 2021, Turkey officially withdrew from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against ...
The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

A year ago, here in Brazil, a ten-year-old Black girl in the state of Espírito Santo was raped by her uncle and ...

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