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“A prison cell has no specific capacity”: An Evaluation on the Project “Improving Living Conditions and Access to Justice for Women, Young Offenders and Vulnerable Men in Prisons and Police Establishments in the Central, Eastern, Southern and part of the Northern Region of Malawi
Commissioned Report | Jan 2014
This is a commissioned evaluation report of a project implemented over three years by the Centre for Legal Assistance (CELA) in Malawi. It centred on ...
Prison conditions, women, children, human rights, Malawi
News | 6 Jul 2016
The Islamist government in Sudan deter women from divorce in court insisting they are preserving the cornerstone of the Islamic nation, the Muslim family. ...
Is Islam a threshold for escape or an insurmountable barrier? Women bargaining with patriarchy in post-Islamist Sudan
Journal Article | Jun 2010
This article explores women's bargaining with a patriarchal Islamic state in Sudan. The article is situated within the realm of the literature ...
News | 25 Oct 2013
Ugandan women have organized themselves to the core of national politics. What lessons are there to learn from the Ugandan experience?
CMI Brief | Apr 2016
In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. ...
voting, election, gender, Malawi
CMI Brief | Jun 2017
Despite increased evidence of international lobbying groups working to restrict sexual and reproductive health and rights policies at international bodies ...
reproductive health, abortion, Latin America
CMI Working Paper | Sep 2017
In Pakistan, the legal recognition of rape as a crime has changed in pace with the dominant narrative on women’s sexuality. The country’s ...
Journal Article | Dec 2019
In Sudan's Islamist state, abortion is politicized through its association to illegal pregnancy. Fornication is crime against God punishable with 100 ...
News | 14 Oct 2012
For the first time in Sudanese history, 25% of the parliamentarians in the Assembly are women.
Project | Apr - Nov 2009
The different roles taken on by and given to women in a post-conflict transition period are likely to determine their future power. Participation in the ...
Islamism, elite, grasroots, women, peacebuilding, state, civil society, Sudan
Sudan Report | Jan 2018
Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties are under 18 years of age. Child marriage affects both boys and girls, ...
Child marriage, Kassala, Sudan
Event | 7 Oct 2013
Post-conflict countries in Africa have doubled the rates of female legislative representation compared with countries that have not undergone conflict. Professor Aili Mari Tripp compares changes in women's rights in Uganda, Liberia, Congo and Angola.
News | 19 May 2015
On 19 March, Farkhunda was lynched by an angry mob on the streets of Kabul. She had been falsely accused of burning the Quran. In a swift trial, four men were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison. The Farkhunda trial is a statistical outlier. In Afghanistan, few men are punished for violence against women.
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in ...
women, violence, poverty, Angola, Luanda
Book Chapter | Oct 2013
The five Nordic countries may be thought of as quite similar in many ways so that we would expect commonalities rather than differences among them. In ...
Social discrimination, migration, immigration, emigration, ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, social welfare, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finnland
News | 30 May 2011
Alicia Ely Yamin, JD MPH, has joined the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center as inaugural Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children.
Citizenship, statelessness, and human rights protection in Sudan's constitutions and post South Sudan secession challenges
Book Chapter | Jan 2019
Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. ...
Sudan, South Sudan
News | 18 Dec 2012
The Egyptians are voting yes or no to their new constitution. Where are the fingerprints of Egyptian women?
Event | 24 Jun 2011
Anne Hellum and Rachel Sieder share perspectives, experiences and thoughts on gender justice and legal pluralities in Africa and Latin America based on long-term fieldworks and extensive scholarship on the subject.
DERAP Working Paper | Jan 1990
"Pure" matrilineal systems are said to be "doomed" because they are incompatible with economic growth. The author argues that descent systems are not ...
Zambia, Matriliny, Agricultural development, Gender, Africa: Zambia