With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court, we reflect on our work in advancing women’s rights.
Tag: Women’s Rights News
Israel Enhances Domestic Violence Protections
In response to an increase in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel is enhancing their approach to this “shadow epidemic.”
Egypt Strengthens Laws to Mitigate Sexual Harassment
In August, Egypt increased the penalty for sexual harassment in order to combat sexploitation in the country.
Equal Inheritance Shares on the Horizon in the Arab World?
A bit of good women’s rights news has greeted us to end 2018. The Tunisian Cabinet recently approved a bill that will require male and female heirs be given equal inheritance shares. This is a first for the country, and is one of the first proposed bills of its kind in the Arab world. While the bill must now go to the Tunisian parliament for debate, this is still a victory for women’s land rights. We have seen in our work that equal inheritance rights on paper do not always translate to equal rights in practice, but good laws in […]