April 1, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday urged Tanzania to enforce its international obligations to prevent discrimination against women. The call comes after two women brought suit arguing that customary laws enforced in their communities contravened ...[read more]
February 9, 2015
by William Helbling
Girls have been attacked in at least 70 countries for seeking education, according to a new UN report released Monday. The report states, "he educational rights of girls and women are often targeted due to the fact that they represent a challenge to existing gender and age-based systems of ...[read more]
February 7, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Slovakia held a referendum on Saturday asking voters to decide whether marriage can only be a union between a man and a woman. The vote will also determine other rights for same-sex couples, such as the right to adopt a child and participate in sexual health education. A vote over 50 percent will ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Valerie Howell
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday released a joint recommendation on the obligations of states towards the prevention and elimination of the harmful practices inflicted upon women and girls. This ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Wednesday recommended a rule surrounding the obligations states owe to women during and after conflict. The recommendation was put forward in an attempt to provide guidance to the signatories of the Convention on the ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Kim Brancato, DePaul University College of Law Class of 2014, discusses the successes and failures of recent women's rights legislation in India...As an observer at the fifty-fourth session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ( ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday submitted a briefing to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women detailing the failure of the Mexican government to protect women from torture, killings, sexual violence and other ill-treatment. On July 17 the UN Committee is ...[read more]
February 1, 2008
by Eric Firkel
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Friday called for Saudi Arabia to abolish laws that give men complete guardianship over women. Under current Saudi law, women have few or no rights as regards marriage, divorce, child custody, and property ownership. The committee ...[read more]
January 27, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The UN committee charged with monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women released a report Thursday accusing Mexico of grave and systemic violations of women's rights. The Committee's criticisms of Mexico stem... ...[read more]
September 23, 2004
by Brandon Smith
The Bangladesh government announced Thursday that it plans to reform its divorce laws to give women the right to start divorce proceedings. The reforms are seen as contrary to the law of Islam and are expected to find heavy opposition in parliament and from Islamic groups. Under current Islamic ...[read more]

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