A child rights expert has emphasised that failing to report sexual abuse against children is a criminal offence. It comes on the heels of a widely circulated video alleging sexual abuse perpetrated by two well-respected brothers in the Bo-Kaap community, which family members were reportedly made aware of. Now in[…]
At the end of October, the National Assembly reviewed and revived a total of 14 bills which had lapsed by the end of the fifth Parliament. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) has stated that there are currently 39 unfinished bills that were left unattended. The said bills are then to[…]
The social media trend “#AmINext” which emerged as a result of the crisis of femicide and sexual violence in South Africa has gotten social media platforms abuzz. Several social media platforms have degenerated into hosts of a naming and shaming frenzy in the country, with many accusations of sexual assault[…]
India’s parliament has approved a bill that ultimately makes the practice of the “triple talaq” method, criminal. For those unfamiliar with the practice, the triple talaq method essentially refers to an instant divorce that can be achieved by saying the word “talaq” thrice. This practice has often been misused and[…]
South Africa is being brought back to the forefront of international tobacco control best practice with the latest publishing of The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, up for public comment until August 9, which proposes substantial changes, including a ban on smoking in any enclosed public space.[…]
A controversial bill banning the practice of ‘triple Talaq’ divorce among muslims has passed India’s lower house of parliament by a resounding margin, amidst a walk-out by members of the opposition. The so-called Triple Talaq bill was passed on Thursday, with 302 votes in favor and 82 against. It seeks[…]
The controversial Muslim Marriages Bill has once again come into the spotlight with a number of parties involved in the legal process appealing (either in its entirety or on some aspects) a judgement handed down by the Cape High Court in 2018. The judgement essentially declared that government had –[…]
London, United Kingdom – Israel is poised to unleash a new round of oppressive apartheid policies against Palestinian citizens within its own borders, according to leading experts. The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, a hard-right nationalist, as prime minister sets the scene for a new phase in an historic project to end the “demographic threat”[…]
Tasmania has passed a measure giving new parents the option of not listing gender on birth certificates, sparking backlash from both the island’s premier and those who believe such a move hurts women and free speech. The new rule also permits trans people to change the gender on all identity[…]
(CNN) – When the tiny, oil-rich kingdom of Brunei first announced in 2013 that it would adopt strict Islamic laws, including death by stoning for gay sex, many in the country’s LGBT community considered fleeing. But some stayed on, hoping that the law, which is set to be formally enacted on April 3,[…]
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