Universal jurisdiction to the rescue: a way forward for victims of Franco-era crimes of gender-based violence?
Between the years of 1960 and 1974, Spanish lawyer and feminist activist Lidia Falcón O’Neill was detained seven times by security police on behalf of the Franco government, because of her protests against the regime. On five of these occasions, she alleges that she was brutally tortured, including being hung from a hook in the ceiling and beaten in a way that specifically targeted her reproductive organs.
The Gender Justice Uncovered Awards recognises decisions that affect the rights of women and girls around the world
Christine Chinkin and Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana analyse the latest report from the UN trafficking expert, and find reason and opportunity for a more joined up approach to tackling trafficking of women and girls.
In the past four months, Colombian authorities have rescued at least 80 Venezuelan women and teenage girls trafficked into forced prostitution
The fate of a young Salvadoran woman who was jailed for allegedly attempting to murder her child under the country’s strict abortion law will be decided by judges next week, her lawyer said.