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Supreme Court of India advances women’s rights by holding instant divorce unconstitutional

Shayara Bano was married for 15 years. In 2016, her husband divorced her through talaq–e-bidat (triple talaq). This is an Islamic practice that permits men to arbitrarily and unilaterally effect instant and irrevocable divorce by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ (Arabic for divorce) three times at once in oral, written or, more recently, electronic form.

CESCR confirms right to housing applies to private tenancy arrangements

In October 2013, Mohamed Ben Djazia, Naouel Bellili and their two minor children were evicted from the home they had rented in Madrid, Spain, after their private rental contract expired. Spain was then experiencing a devastating economic crisis with high levels of unemployment, and this had affected the Ben Djazia-Bellili family, leaving them unable to pay rent for some time. Mr. Ben Djazia had repeatedly applied for social housing for well over a decade and was denied each time.

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Via participation of several member representatives and several workshops, ESCR-Net participated in the Asia-Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) which took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, between 6-9 September 2017.

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Swaziland High Court advances women's property rights

Nombuyiselo Sihlongonyane and Mholi Joseph were married under civil rites and in community of property.[1] In January 2013, on the basis of her husband’s infidelity and mismanagement of their estate, Sihlongonyane applied to the High Court of Swaziland (High Court) to have her husband removed as the administrator of their joint property.

Swaziland Supreme Court advances women's property rights

Mary-Joyce Doo Aphane, a woman’s rights activist, commenced legal proceedings in the High Court of Swaziland (High Court) against the Registrar of Deeds, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, and the Attorney General, arguing that Section 16(3) of the Deeds Registry Act, 1968 (Act) violated her constitutional right to equality because it forbids women married in community of property[1] to register immov

Justiça Global - an ESCR-Net member - has denounced as unacceptable attacks committed by Brazilian armed forces in the favelas of Río de Janeiro. According to Justiça Global, Brazil is...

The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), in collaboration with the Information and Resource Centre for the Deprived Urban Communities (IRCDUC), released a study...

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The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), part of the Habitat International Coalition, collaborated with two other organizations, Fields of View and the Forum against EWS Land Grab, in order to conduct a study and produce an impact assessment on the current, negative effects...

The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) collaborated with two other organizations, Fields of View and the Forum against EWS Land Grab, to conduct a study and publish an impact assessment. The purpose of this is to highlight the real extent of the losses and costs incurred...

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