Themes Archives: Women’s Human Rights

Eswatini: New law on sexual and domestic violence a vital achievement and opportunity for change

His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland) yesterday gave his royal assent to the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, a milestone in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country.

July 19, 2018

UN Human Rights Council: key outcomes of the 38th ordinary session

The ICJ today joined other NGOs in highlighting key outcomes of the 38th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council.

July 6, 2018

ICJ statement on online violence against women and girls

The ICJ today issued a statement on online violence against women and girls.

June 22, 2018

The Philippines: legal aid providers commit to help eliminate discrimination against women

Today, the ICJ and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) concluded a two-day workshop on eliminating gender discriminatory attitudes and behaviours towards women with a commitment to step up efforts on the protection of rights of women in the country.

May 26, 2018

Swaziland: enactment of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill urgently required – new ICJ report

The widespread occurrence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Swaziland requires prompt action to enact the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill, says the ICJ in a report released today.

May 24, 2018