Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...
The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

In December 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision regarding the scope of discrimination ...
Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, was introduced in the lower house of the Irish Parliament at ...
Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Given the political and constitutional history of the 18th and 19th centuries, universal suffrage and free and ...
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and ...
Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Latin America’s broadest decriminalization of abortion was passed in Bolivia in December 2017, but was recently ...
The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India   

The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India  

In the beginning there were Indians in suffragists movements, and an India suffragist movement. The suffragist ...
Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Connor Sparrowhawk, a young man of 18 with autism and epilepsy, was admitted to Slade House after he became ...
Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

In December 2017, the Supreme Court of India directed the Union Government to take adequate measures for proper ...
Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Colombian women were granted to right to vote in 1954 and voted for the first time in 1957. Interestingly, the ...
India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s law mandating quotas for women on the board of directors allows scope for tokenism, doesn’t facilitate ...
Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Section 377, Indian Penal Code: Unnatural offences – Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order ...

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