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President Ghani Nominates First Female Supreme Court Justice (June 26, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani nominated the country's first female justice to the Afghan Supreme Court ...

Topic: Judiciary; Supreme court; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Afghanistan

Court Rejects Two Challenges to Marriage Act (June 25, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 18, 2015, the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi) released its decisions on two petitions ...

Topic: Children's rights; Church and state relations; Constitution; Marriage and family status; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Curfew for Women in Provincial Capital (June 16, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Women in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Indonesia's Aceh Province, are now subject to a ...

Topic: Children's rights; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

Bill to Provide Transparency in Pay to Reduce Gender Inequalities (May 13, 2015) by Clare Feikert-Ahalt

The Equal Pay (Transparency) Bill is about to be debated in the House of Lords. ...

Topic: Discrimination; Equal protection; Wages and hours; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Gender Quotas for Large Companies and for Federal Bodies (March 17, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

Germany's Parliament has adopted a law aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership positions ...

Topic: Discrimination; Equal protection; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Germany

Killing A Woman Due to Gender Now Classed as a Heinous Crime (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The killing of a woman due to her gender is now a qualifying circumstance that makes ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Supreme Court Upholds Punishment for Sexual Harassment (March 02, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

On February 26, 2015, Japan's Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Osaka High Court, which ...

Topic: Employment and training programs; Harassment; Judiciary; Labor-management relations; Supreme court; Temporary and part-time employment; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Japan

Proposed Change to Police Uniforms Act in Order to Comply with CEDAW (December 04, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On November 27, 2014, Taiwan's Cabinet approved a draft amendment to the Police Uniforms Act that ...

Topic: Discrimination; United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Taiwan

Women Not Allowed to Perform Notary Duties (November 14, 2014) by Issam Saliba

Notaries public in Saudi Arabia are public employees under the Ministry of Justice, in accordance with ...

Topic: Islamic law; Judicial powers; Lawyers and legal services; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Saudi Arabia

Joint Committee Call to End Harmful Practices Against Women and Children (November 13, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and ...

Topic: Children's rights; United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979; Human rights; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Supreme Court Ruling Against Forced Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women (November 10, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled ...

Topic: Health; HIV/AIDS; Human rights; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Namibia

New Law Criminalizes HIV/AIDS Transmission, Requires Pregnant Women to Undergo HIV Testing (September 17, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Discrimination; HIV/AIDS; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Uganda

Convention to Prevent and Combat Violence Against Women Enters into Force (August 12, 2014) by Theresa Papademetriou

On August 1, 2014, the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against ...

Topic: Crimes against women; Domestic violence; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Council of Europe

Pregnant Women Retain Their Work Status (June 30, 2014) by Theresa Papademetriou

On June 19, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a pregnant woman who ...

Topic: Employee benefits; Labor; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Court of Justice of the European Union

Electoral Law Amendment Planned (June 23, 2014) by Constance Johnson

According to a June 12, 2014, news report, the Government of Namibia is urgently planning to ...

Topic: Elections and politics; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Namibia

Supreme Court Invalidates Igbo Customary Law Denying Female Descendants the Right to Inherit (May 06, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two ...

Topic: Customary law; Discrimination; Inheritance and succession; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Increased Punishment for Involvement in Prostitution Proposed (April 15, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On March 27, 2014, the legislature of Kyrgyzstan initiated amendments to the country's Criminal Code that ...

Topic:  Organized crime and gangs; Sex offenses; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)

Call for More Women in Parliament (March 21, 2014) by Constance Johnson

A prominent human rights activist has called on the parliament of Swaziland to live up to ...

Topic: Constitution; Legislative bodies; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Swaziland

Parliament Passes Matrimonial Property Bill, Affects Equal Sharing of Assets in Divorce (November 18, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that ...

Topic: Civil law; Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Amended Transgender Law Now in Force (January 11, 2013) by Wendy Zeldin

Effective January 1, 2013, Sweden's Law 1972:119 on the Determination of Sex in Some Cases (hereinafter ...

Topic: Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Sweden

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Last updated: June 26, 2015