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Constitutional Court Denies Women the Right to Inherit Customary Titles (May 20, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom
On May 16, 2013,
Resolution on Ending Genital Mutilation Passed (December 31, 2012) by Constance Johnson
On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling on the nations of the world to eliminate ...
Jurisdiction: United Nations
Constitutional Court Annuls 2008 Law That Had Lifted Ban on Wearing Headscarves at Universities (December 03, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin
It was reported on November 29, 2012, that
Landmark Case Ends Patriarchal Inheritance System (October 16, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin and Constance Johnson
On October 12, 2012, the High Court of Botswana issued a landmark decision on women's inheritance rights, for the first time ...
Burqa Ban Voted Down (October 01, 2012) by Constance Johnson
On September 28, 2012, the National Council, the lower house of the Swiss Parliament, voted down, by a narrow margin, a ...
Commission Finds Many Laws that Discriminate Against Women (September 19, 2012) by Constance Johnson
On September 14, 2012, the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women noted that more regulations that discriminate against women are ...
Local Ordinance to Require Wearing of Headscarves (June 07, 2012) by Constance Johnson
The city of Tasikmalaya, in Indonesia's West Java Province, is in the process of adopting an ordinance that would require Muslim ...
Government Plans Support for Women Accused of Witchcraft, While Others Call for Legislation (May 29, 2012) by Constance Johnson
Earlier this month, Burkina Faso announced a plan to offer legal and other types of support to persons accused of witchcraft ...
Jurisdiction: Burkina Faso
Doctor Acquitted in Virginity Test Case (March 13, 2012) by Constance Johnson
On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo ...
Federal Supreme Court Amends Women's Protection Law (February 15, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin
On February 9, 2012, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional article 16 of the Brazilian Women's Protection Law (Lei ...
Wearing of Face Coverings in Most Public Places to Be Banned (February 03, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin
On January 27, 2012, the Cabinet of the Netherlands reaffirmed an earlier decision and announced that a ban on burqas and ...
Burqa Ban Proposed (November 03, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin
The Dutch government announced on September 16, 2011, that it would propose legislation prohibiting the wearing in public of burqas and ...
Special Rapporteur Calls for Holistic Approach to Prevent Violence Against Women (October 26, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin
On October 10, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women appeared before the U.N. General Assembly to present ...
Jurisdiction: United Nations
King Overturns a Woman's Lashing Sentence (October 04, 2011) by George Sadek
On September 29, 2011, the King of Saudi Arabia granted a reprieve to a female driver who had been sentenced by ...
Jurisdiction: Saudi Arabia
Burqa Ban Provision Approved by Parliamentary Committee (August 11, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin
On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in ...
Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women (June 01, 2011) by Theresa Papademetriou
On May 11, 2011, a new Council of Europe convention on protecting women against violence opened for signature in Istanbul, Turkey. ...
Jurisdiction: Council of Europe
Local Ruling Upholding Head Scarf Ban in Catholic School (April 11, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin
On April 4, 2011, the Haarlem district court ruled that a ban on headscarves imposed by Don Bosco high school, a ...
Comprehensive Bill Before Parliament Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation (April 05, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom
It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which ...
Implementation of the Law Prohibiting Wearing of Clothing Concealing One's Face in Public Spaces (March 23, 2011) by Nicole Atwill
On March 3, 2011, a circular implementing Law 2010-1192 on Prohibiting the Wearing of Clothing Concealing One's Face in Public Spaces ...
Gender Equality Law on the Agenda (March 14, 2011) by Constance Johnson
On March 8, 2011, the head of Indonesia's Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and the Protection of Children, Linda Agum ...
Last updated: May 20, 2013