Gender

India: Sharma v. Sharma – Constitutional Equality for Hindu Women?

India: Sharma v. Sharma – Constitutional Equality for Hindu Women?

On 11th of August 2020, a three-judge bench of the Indian apex court decided that its previous interpretation, of ...
Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

In Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR, the Court of Appeal held that the Teacher’s ...
One step closer to gender justice: Equal inheritance rights to Hindu daughters

One step closer to gender justice: Equal inheritance rights to Hindu daughters

The Supreme Court of India, in a landmark order delivered on 11 August, 2020, cleared all legal cobwebs ...
The Patriarchal Justice System of Bangladesh Fails Laws Preventing Dowry Violence

The Patriarchal Justice System of Bangladesh Fails Laws Preventing Dowry Violence

Being a party to the CEDAW, Bangladesh promises to promote women`s equality in every sphere. But the ...
Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Two months after George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests continue ...
Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

The people of Tharparkar (Thar), Pakistan, called ‘Tharis’, have been facing water scarcity for years. In the ...
Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Available data indicated that in Pakistan, only 2-3% of rape perpetrators were convicted. In light of this, the ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion ...
Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

On 19th May 2020, the Hungarian parliament passed Bill T/9934. Article 33 of the Bill makes information on an ...
Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Judges always have at the ready some doctrinal basin to wash their hands of moral complicity.
The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The marital rape exemption reinforces the patriarchal stereotype that women have no sexual freedom or autonomy ...

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