Women and the Law

Posted by in Announcements, News on February 20, 2017

Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on January 17, 2017

Leading From the South: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: AWDF is one of four Women’s Funds from the Global South managing Leading from the South –…

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Posted by in News on August 3, 2015

Law Reforms to Combat Gender Based Violence

Sudan: Has created a special unit in the Ministry of Justice to address GBV. The government  enacted law reforms to…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 22, 2015

Nigeria: Contradictory laws on Rape and Infant Marriage

Nigeria:  A proposed law circumscribes the rights of women, from birth. A closer look at the last laws the previous National…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 17, 2015

Congo-Kinshasa: Mobile Court Delivers Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence in DRC

DRC: After hearing 65 cases of alleged sexual violence, an innovative mobile civilian court system has concluded its proceedings last…

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Posted by in News on May 26, 2015

Liberia: Female Journalists Declaration On Media Gender Policy

Liberia: Twenty seven journalists, mainly females, have issued a declaration in Monrovia, calling on media managers and the Press Union…

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Posted by in News on April 28, 2015

Tanzania cracks down on “sextortion” by public officials

Tanzania has warned its public officials that using positions of power to extort sexual favours from women will no longer…

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Posted by in News on February 20, 2015

How laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence

Global: In 1999, Jessica Lenahan-Gonzales’s estranged husband took her three girls in violation of a permanent restraining order requiring him to…

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Posted by in News on February 17, 2015

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Global: Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it…

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Posted by in News on August 4, 2014

Secure Land Rights for Rwanda’s Women are Critical for Families and the Nation

Beginning in 2007, the government of Rwanda embarked on the Land Tenure Regularization Program (LTRP) – a national land registration…

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