Women and the Law

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…

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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Posted by in News on July 14, 2014

Namibia’s Gender Zebra

A quiet gender revolution the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa and perhaps anywhere in the world,…

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Posted by in News on June 27, 2014

Protests against Sexual Harassment in Cairo

Tens of thousands of activists gathered in Cairo to protest against the recurring sexual harassment cases in Egypt and demand…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on June 3, 2014

South Sudan: Women Needed to Kickstart Peace Process, Conference Told

With South Sudan’s peace process floundering, members of the diaspora and their American supporters have come up with a possible…

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Posted by in News on April 30, 2014

Thuli’s Time: SA’s Protector, Sentinel, Makhadzi – Thuli Madonsela Gets Global Recognition

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is definitely not defined by the Nkandla investigation report, now the most common reference to her…

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