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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.
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 ...
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
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.
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 ...
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
News | 26 Aug 2011
A scholarship is offered to a master student in social sciences, law or gender studies to conduct fieldwork and write a master thesis on a topic related to gender based violence in northern Sudan.
Event | 28 Oct 2011
Women endure violence in the everyday, in civil wars and conflicts, and in situations of political and religious oppression. Past or present, they find ways to survive. This seminar addresses a wide range of women's resilience strategies, rising questions of memory, trauma, silence and political mobilization to secure women's legal protection.
News | 24 Mar 2015
The current situation in Afghanistan is the subject of two opposing narratives: one is a success story about international support and involvement since 2001; the other is a story where much has gone wrong and everything can only get worse. Agreeing on a narrative that is closer to the truth is crucial when deciding what form Norwegian support and involvement should take in the future, write Arne Strand and Liv Kjølseth.
Event | 21 Oct 2014
This conference invites scholars and activists to present papers on law reform particularly within the area of family law and criminal law. How, when and where are women activists using law and law reform as a tool to create gender justice in the greater Middle East?
News | 4 May 2016
The new Marriage Act in Malawi has been hailed for raising the legally prescribed age of marriage to 18, yet the truth is that there is no absolute minimum age of marriage in Malawi and that legal inconsistencies threaten the enforcement of the law.
Event | 15 Mar 2011
We need dialog and negotiation, but we also need accountability and justice. Dr. Sima Samar gives the 2011 Christian Michelsen lecture.