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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

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) published this report analyzing their findings after researching the current legal developments in...

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The Democracy Center co-hosted the first of two video conferences with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), as part of their efforts to help document successful campaigns against...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted a landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and...

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) published a practical guide on using CEDAW to secure women’s land and property...

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Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand (IWNT) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) jointly submitted the NGO CEDAW Shadow Report on behalf of indigenous women in Thailand. The...

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The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) submitted a Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee On The Elimination Of...

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