Gender

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 ...
Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) established a new precedent asserting that women who suffer domestic ...
NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

In June 2019 the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee (‘WESC’) published a report on the use of ...
Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

A decision of the Belgian Constitutional Court is the latest in a series of judgments in Europe deciding ...
The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

Sexual harassment, an expression of violence against women (VAW), received remarkable media attention with the ...
The declaration of rape as an emergency in Sierra Leone needs to address legal ambiguities in order to combat the scourge of rape and gender-based violence

The declaration of rape as an emergency in Sierra Leone needs to address legal ambiguities in order to combat the scourge of rape and gender-based violence

In February 2019, President Bio of Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency to combat rape and sexual violence. ...
Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

In February 2019, the news of an 11-year-old girl being married to a man who was almost 50 years old, caused severe
Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

In 1998, there was an explosion at an irregular, high-risk fireworks factory in the city of Santo Antônio de Jesus,
Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

The 19th of June is celebrated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. In ...
López Soto v Venezuela: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ answer to violence against women

López Soto v Venezuela: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ answer to violence against women

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) feminist answer to torture and sexual enslavement in its ...
The entry of women into the legal profession under British colonial rule

The entry of women into the legal profession under British colonial rule

This year sees the centenary of the abolition of the legal barriers to women’s entry into the legal profession in ...
An Indian High Court Recognises Transgender Individuals’ Right to Marry

An Indian High Court Recognises Transgender Individuals’ Right to Marry

On April 22, 2019, in a significant decision for India’s transgender community, the Madras High Court in Tamil Nadu

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