Gender

The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

On January 23, the International Court of Justice announced the imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar.
A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

For Jewish women, obtaining a religious divorce (Get) can be life-changing. Women denied a Get are considered ...
Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

On the 14th of November 2019, Judge Bere of the High Court of Zimbabwe ruled in favour of Ricky (Rikki) Nathanson, ...
Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...
South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

In criminal law, the doctrine of common purpose establishes that where two or more people agree to a commit a ...
Eswatini Court Upholds a Widow’s Rights to Customary Land Use – A Beacon of Hope?

Eswatini Court Upholds a Widow’s Rights to Customary Land Use – A Beacon of Hope?

On October 9th, Ethel Dlamini (nee Gule), an elderly Swazi woman and a widow, approached the Courts to seek an ...
CEDAW: The Every Woman Treaty that Already Exists

CEDAW: The Every Woman Treaty that Already Exists

There is an initiative for a new treaty focused on violence against women that calls itself the “Every Woman ...
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 (‘ERA’), a legislation in India dealing with equal pay for equal work for men and ...
Accountability for Sexual Harassment at the International Criminal Court – The Case of Defence Support Staff

Accountability for Sexual Harassment at the International Criminal Court – The Case of Defence Support Staff

In March 2018, amid the rise of the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter, international media brought attention to a series of
Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

The UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019 has been described as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation. This recognition ...
A Global Mandate to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190

A Global Mandate to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190

“For me, as for most women workers I know, this Convention and this Recommendation are personal… This Convention, ...
Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

In a recent South African High Court judgement, the court held the failure to cover domestic workers under ...

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