In a political and social environment dominated by two overbearing political parties, both veering dangerously towards populism and away from any semblance of values or principles, and by an incapacitated independent media, Malta’s democracy pivots on civil society for its survival.
Women’s financial empowerment and mental health might be linked by a bi-directional causal relationship.
The occurrence of a womxns menstrual cycle should not be at the cost of their inclusion in a market-based system. This calls for a gendered exploration and an expanded conceptual understanding of the macro-economic indicator of labour productivity.
In 2018, violence against women remains one of the largest human rights violations, affecting 35% of women worldwide. Despite the scale of this global challenge, it is still difficult to collect data, map resources and provide context-specific tools that estimate and tackle violence against women. Over the past few years,...
As Brazil just ratified (on 31 January 2018) the ILO Convention 189 guaranteeing labour rights to domestic workers, this piece offers a reflection on the history and significance of this process.
UNAIDS reports that an estimated 2.1 million people become newly infected with AIDS each year, 60 percent are young women between the ages of 18 and 24. This means that every single day two thousand adolescent girls and young women become newly infected with HIV, almost two every minute. In...
In his first Independence Day address to the nation in 2014, Prime Minster Narendra Modi pointed out the contradictory and hypocritical stance Indians take towards their sons and daughters.
While sexual violence has been committed in many conflicts on a large scale, perpetrators are rarely prosecuted. Recent decisions at the International Criminal Court (ICC), however, could strengthen the prosecution of rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Most importantly, the ICC entered its first ever conviction for...