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Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Maori, who account for about 15% of the population, were dispossessed of much of their land during colonisation by Britain   Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site […]

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

The 70-year-old sheikh, who is also vice-president of the UAE, wed the princess in 2004 in what was believed to be his sixth marriage The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court in relation to one of her two children. Princess […]

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women’s rights activists said on Thursday. Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces […]

Women Rights Are Human Rights

Women Rights Are Human Rights

The Government of Liberia Must Act in Accordance with its Constitutional Mandate as the Primary Duty Bearer to Prevent, Protect and End All Forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Liberia. The Liberia Feminist Forum, other women and human right groups in Liberia are concerned over the rise in reported cases of rape, sexual abuse, […]

Sudanese Women At Forefront Of Protests After Years Of Oppression

Sudanese Women At Forefront Of Protests After Years Of Oppression

Thousand of women gather outside the Ministry of Defence every day, hoping for democracy and 50 percent representation in any new government * Women drive change in Sudan * Decades of repression under Bashir * Facing coup leaders in talks Mervat al-NeeL was one of the many women whose protests helped bring down Sudanese autocrat […]

Minnesota Governor Signs Law Making Marital Rape Illegal

Minnesota Governor Signs Law Making Marital Rape Illegal

The repealed law protected a rapist if he or she cohabited and had a voluntary sexual relationship with the victim or if he or she was the victim’s spouse Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Thursday signed a law that repeals the state’s marital rape exception, which protected rapists against prosecution if they lived and had […]

Dutch Court Rules Against Shell, In Favour Of Wives Of Slain Ogoni Leaders

Dutch Court Rules Against Shell, In Favour Of Wives Of Slain Ogoni Leaders

A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled in favour of four Nigerian women who sued oil giant Shell. The women, including Esther Kiobel, sued Shell for its alleged role in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of their husbands by the Nigerian military. The killings occurred in 1995 during the regime of the late military dictator, […]

Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Land theft from widows in Uganda is common but the tide is now changing “You must leave, or we will kill you and cut up your children.” When Proscovia’s husband of twenty years died of cancer in 2013, […]

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

British couples will be able to include their mothers’ names on their marriage certificate under a change in law hailed as a step forward for women’s rights on Wednesday. Church of England leaders also praised the change, which passed into law this week, saying the previous system demeaned women and was out of step with […]

Legal Watchdog Launches Interactive Platform To Enhance Women’s Rights

Legal Watchdog Launches Interactive Platform To Enhance Women’s Rights

Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe has launched an Interactive Women’s Platform which will provide information on the rights and status of women in Zimbabwe. The platform will also provide information on where to turn and what legal options are available if women feel their rights are being violated or ignored, the organization said Wednesday. In a […]

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