Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

In September 2023, a key event changed the direction of discussions about the criminalisation of abortion in Brazil: Justice Rosa Weber, rapporteur of ADPF 442 –Brazilian acronym for “Claim of...
Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice’s recent ruling on abortion is a landmark decision promoting reproductive justice for women in the country. Not only does the Court clearly develop the...
Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

The arguments in the case seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India concluded last month and the matter is currently pending the judgment of the Supreme Court. The petitioners...
Menstruation Matters for the Realization of Human Rights

Menstruation Matters for the Realization of Human Rights

Menstrual activism is at its height, and this year’s day of menstrual awareness and action on May 28 has more momentum than ever before. Around the globe we have artistic...
Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Since 2019 the Sistah Sistah Foundation (SSF) has marched in protest of sexual and gender-based violence in Zambia. Zambia’s national Gender Based Violence (GBV) statistics allege that a total of...
The Enshrinement of Gender Discrimination in the Malaysian Constitution? – Part II

The Enshrinement of Gender Discrimination in the Malaysian Constitution? – Part II

The Court of Appeal of Malaysia ruled that Malaysian mothers did not have the right to pass their citizenship to their overseas born children as is the status quo for...
The Enshrinement of Gender Discrimination in the Malaysian Constitution? – Part I

The Enshrinement of Gender Discrimination in the Malaysian Constitution? – Part I

Overturning a High Court decision granting Malaysian mothers the right to pass their citizenship to their overseas born children as is the status quo for Malaysian fathers, the Court of...
کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

پاکستان میں سندھ ہائی کورٹ کے ایک حالیہ فیصلے نے ثابت کیا ہے کہ خواتین کے حقوق کے علمبرداروں کی طرف سے عام طور پر استعمال کی جانے والے نعرے...
Can Women March for their Human Rights in Pakistan?

Can Women March for their Human Rights in Pakistan?

A recent decision of the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Pakistan has established that the catchcry commonly used by women’s rights advocates is not objectionable and women are entitled to...
The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

Image Description: Picture of two fists, with the letters LGBTQIA+ written across the knuckles in rainbow colours On 31 January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued its first-ever...
La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Desde hace algunos años, la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) ha desarrollado estándares en materia de derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Sin embargo, la Corte se ha encontrada reacia...
Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...

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