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August 23, 2018

Shannon Raj Singh is a Legal Counsel for SAHR, advising a Kabul-based team on sexual violence litigation in Afghanistan, which aims to end the invasive and discriminatory practice of female virginity testing. 

She is an international criminal law attorney focused on vic...

March 17, 2018

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

February 25, 2018

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

February 25, 2018

I’m writing this piece mostly to encourage you all to watch this short video of, University of Colorado-Boulder Associate Professor of Anthropology and teacher/organiser with Black Lives Matter, Bianca Williams explaining the concept of ‘radical honesty’.

Bringing emoti...

Here is part 6 of a range of rights-based arguments on sexual harassment that have succeeded at trial. We explain how underpinning gender stereotypes amounts to discrimination; and how the issue concerned can instead be construed, or, dismissed. It is intended that the...

PRESS RELEASE

The recent incident, in which Zahra Khawari of Kabul university committed suicide, is disheartening and unfortunate, but more importantly, alarming for the situation of students in general and female students in particular at universities. To this end, w...

January 8, 2018

In India, 94% of rapes are reportedly committed by someone the victim knows, and women are 40 times more likely to be assaulted by their husbands than by strangers. While the term rape under Indian law is defined to clearly mean sexual intercourse that takes place agai...

Here is part 4 of a range of rights-based arguments on sexual harassment that have succeeded at trial. We explain how underpinning gender stereotypes amounts to discrimination; and how the issue concerned can instead be construed, or, dismissed. It is intended that the...

Here is part 3 of a range of rights-based arguments on sexual harassment that have succeeded at trial. We explain how underpinning gender stereotypes amounts to discrimination; and how the issue concerned can instead be construed, or, dismissed. It is intended that the...

December 6, 2017

This post is part of a series that seeks to explore judgements relating to gender justice and equality in the Indian Courts. As a common law system, we know that it is the combination of legislation passed in parliament and interpretations made by judges that make up t...

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