Sisters For Change launches campaign to criminalise marital rape across the Commonwealth

Sisters For Change is campaigning for the criminalisation of marital rape as a crime of sexual violence in all the regions and countries where we work. In mid-2019, Sisters For Change commissioned a comprehensive legal review of the criminalisation of marital rape and intimate partner sexual violence across the Commonwealth. The report, authored by CEDAW Committee Member…

Briefing Paper – Harmonising custormary law and women’s rights: Decisions of South Africa’s Constitutional Court

This briefing paper commissioned by Sisters For Change and authored by Prof. Thandabantu Nhlapo analyses seminal decisions of the South African Constitutional Court addressing conflicts between customary law and women’s constitutional equality rights. The first part of the paper discusses the meaning and the position of customary law in the South African legal system. The…