Laws and Regulations
Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: Discussion paper
The purpose of this issue paper is to lay out the key legal, institutional and ethical issues concerning technology-mediated Violence against Women (VAW), to raise critical questions for further deliberation and action. This paper draws upon secondary literature in this area, and inputs from Indian feminist scholars and practitioners working in the domains of gender-based violence, women’s rights...
UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
This Declaration recognises the legitimacy of human rights work and the need for these activities and those who carry them out to be protected. It articulates existing rights contained in the major human rights instruments, such as the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly, as they apply to the situation of human rights defenders. It also outlines that not only States, but also...
Intellectual PROPERTY RIGHTS in Africa
Articles on intellectual property rights in Africa have been brought together by the International Environmental Law Research Centre. The site includes papers translated from Arabic, and topics covered include traditional knowledge, farmers rights, patents and comparisons between intellectual property regimes in different parts of Africa.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Gender Action Plan: Chapter XV Information and Communication Technologies
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Gender Action Plan was conceptualised with the aim of implementing as effectively as possible gender awareness in all aspects of public and private life. Chapter XV outlines basic goals and activities for including the gender dimension in the ICT Policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
New reproductive technologies, ethics and gender: the legislative process in Brazil
This article presents an analysis of the conduct of the Brazilian legislative process regarding new reproductive technologies. The main counter point is the debate that took place in the United Kingdom, in particular with the publication of the Warnock Report and the suggestions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
Gender Harassment on the Internet
The paper examines the nature and types of gender harassment occurring on the net, and whether online gender harassment rises to the level of an actionable claim.
The page contains examples of policies that may be adopted by websites and website administrators. Samples range in level of restraint and severity.
The page consists of links to current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, as well as those states that do not have laws yet and related laws from other countries.