Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Menstrual Hygiene – the Bloody Road to Substantive Equality

Menstrual Hygiene – the Bloody Road to Substantive Equality

Menstruation is a taboo subject for too many people, male and female alike, leading to misunderstanding, confusion,
Abortion As A Human Right: Should the Law in Northern Ireland Be Reformed?

Abortion As A Human Right: Should the Law in Northern Ireland Be Reformed?

Why do women living in Northern Ireland have to travel to London to have an abortion? At an event hosted by Oxford ...
Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland is not covered by the Abortion Act 1967. If you are a woman living ...
Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

According to the 2011 census, the population of India was recorded as 1.2 billion people. Such a situation calls ...
Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

This week the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Burwell v ...
The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

Most women from Northern Ireland seeking an abortion will travel to England. This is expensive: in addition to ...
Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

On 30 January 2014, the Israeli Government published a draft bill on surrogacy. This proposed amendment to Israel's
Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland  the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in ...
Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

By Yaliwe Clarke Given international gains in legislation that protects women’s right to abortion, it is ...
The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

Last month we ran a special themed post series on the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ...

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