Author Archives: Jessica Slavin

Brave Afghani Women Protest Law Change

Did you see this article in the New York Times this morning, about the 300 women protesting a new law that would give men in the Shiite minority community virtually complete control over the lives of their wives?  The NYT … Continue reading

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Gender and Asylum: Reforming U.S. Law; and Recognizing the Difficulty of Internal Relocation for Women

On the topic of the intersection of gender and refugee law, two recent (admittedly unrelated) reports caught my eye.  The first:  Human Rights First released “How to Repair the U.S. Asylum System:  Blueprint for the Next Administration.” Among the several … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Violence Against Trafficked Women on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th is  designated by the United Nations as “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.”  The date was selected to “commemorate the lives of the Mirabal sisters,” who were assassinated on November 25, 1960 during the Trujillo … Continue reading

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Niger’s Failure to Protect Citizen from Enslavement Condemned by African Regional Court

As reported at IntLawGrrls, the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice) on Monday, October 27th, condemned member state Niger for its failure to protect its citizen Hadijatou Mani … Continue reading

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