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We identified that advocacy for women experiencing domestic violence in Afghanistan tended to overlook the phenomena of women who killed an abusive spouse. To address this gap, a team of defence lawyers and a team of Australian SAHR legal fellows investigated internati...

December 15, 2016

When we think of torture or inhuman, degrading and cruel treatment and punishment, we typically think of acts committed by States against individuals in prison and detention facilities. For the longest time, we never considered that gender-based violence like rape, dom...

October 7, 2016

One thing I love about working with SAHR is SAHR's capacity to be self-critical and change course. We question our ethics. We question why we select certain issues over others. We even question if our work really makes a difference.  

Yesterday, Nishma sent me...

October 2, 2016

High conviction rate is almost the sole measure of accountability in sexual assault cases. Historically, high conviction rates demonstrated success in holding offenders accountable and therefore, in bringing justice to victims. Whilst the tendency to rely on conviction...

Ghaida al-Tawati was associated with Libyan Journalists Union under Gaddafi and she continues to work as an independent activist. She is the daughter of an ex-prisoner; she has maintained an active presence in the anti-Gaddafi blogosphere since 2005 and was the only fe...

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