Citations with the tag: WOMEN -- Legal status, laws, etc
Results 1 - 50
- Whither the women's advisory council?
// Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/5/93, Vol. 20 Issue 29, p51
Speculates the Advisory Council on Women's Issues may have to be scrapped to save money. Comments from Alberta Premier Ralph Klein that the body would not be chopped; Resignation of Patricia Pardo-Demiantschuk from the council board.
- Status of Women.
// Tunisia Country Review; 2011, p139
The article provides an overview of the status of women in Tunisia with details on female population, life expectancy at birth, total fertility rate, maternal mortality ratio, and contraceptive use among married women.
- Gender discrimination and the original understanding.
Maltz, Earl M. // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Spring95, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p415
Addresses the more common justifications for enhanced judicial scrutiny of gender-based classifications. Drafting of the Fourteenth Amendment by the Republicans; Justice Joseph Bradley's opinion on the Bradwell v. Illinois; Privileges and Immunities Clause as providing the only plausible...
- Women and the law.
Thacker, Anne C. // Legaldate; Jul95, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p5
Discusses laws concerning the recognition of women's public and private rights in Australia. Granting women of their right to vote in federal elections; Recommendation in the Law Reform Commission; Changes in the provision of compensation for victims. INSET: Student activities..
- The legal gains of the Libyan Arab woman.
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p52
Focuses on laws that benefit Libyan Arab women in Libya. Emancipation of women from all sorts suppression, injustice and exploitation; Official Declaration of Human Rights and Basic Liberties; Education; Personal status.
- Thailand: Development plan targeted by women's organizations.
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p62
Reports on Thailand's preparation of the Eighth National Economic and Social Development Plan (1997-2001) aimed at strengthening national mechanisms to raise the status of women. Support for the plan from women's organizations; Recommendations of women's groups for ensuring that women's...
- Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (1995-2025).
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p64
Reports on the Philippine government's launching of an initiative called Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (1995-2025) aimed at giving women a more active and participatory role in the development process. Involvement of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women in...
- Prelude--new women's initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey.
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p65
Focuses on women's initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey. Poland; Czech Republic; Slovak Republic; Croatia; Russia.
- Women in Germany--Basis-Info 13-1995.
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p66
Focuses on the legal status of women in Germany. Change in traditional role model; German women's movement; Focal points of the Second Equal Rights Act; Women and the family.
- Winfo Tonga-Nuku' Alofa, Kingdom of Tonga.
Thacker, Anne C. // Women's International Network News; Winter2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p66
Provides information on the National Advisory Committee on Gender and Development at Nuku'Alofa in the Kingdom of Tonga. Status of women; Progress made in highlighting the significant contribution of women to national development; Role of the committee.
- Whose law is this anyway?
Littleton, Christine A. // Michigan Law Review; May97, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p1560
Reviews books relating to women and law, including `Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary,' by Katharine T. Bartlett, `Sex Discrimination and the Law: History, Practice, and Theory. Second Edition,' by Barbara Allen Babcock, Ann E. Freedman and others, `Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking...
- Charter of Values for Policies and Laws Affecting Women.
Littleton, Christine A. // Women's International Network News; Spring90, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p54
Focuses on the drafting of a Charter of Values for Policies and Laws Affecting Women during a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 1989. Formulation of a Uniform Civil Code; Potential of women; Social condemnation; Sexual orientation concerns.
- India: National commission on women set up by new government.
Littleton, Christine A. // Women's International Network News; Spring90, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p58
Reports on the establishment of a national commission on women in India to oversee the gamut of legislative, executive and social action with regard to women's issues. Depiction of women in any form of obscenity or lack of dignity; Representatives; Legislative issues; Crimes against women.
- Women on the hill.
Littleton, Christine A. // Career World; Nov/Dec94, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p2
Reports on the number of legislative proposals dealing with women and family issues in the United States. Comparison with other legislative session in the past 10 years from 1994; Number of women in Congress.
- Legal rights of women in Nepal.
Littleton, Christine A. // Women's International Network News; Winter96, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p49
Presents an excerpt from the report `Legal Rights of Women in Nepal.' Voting rights; Provision of women's rights in the Constitution of 1991; Ratification of the international conventions concerning women's rights.
- Kenya: The legal status of women--the facts.
Littleton, Christine A. // Women's International Network News; Summer98, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p44
Focuses on the legal status of women in Kenya. Difficulties women encounter in receiving bank loans; Reason Kenyan women cannot acquire a passport or travel outside the country without permission from their husbands; Estimated percentage of Kenya's population women account for.
- Women in Washington.
Marmon, Lucretia; Rubin, Alissa // Glamour; Mar96, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p114
Focuses on advances made by women politicians in the US Congress. Funding for the Violence Against Women Act; Representative Louise Slaughter's introduction of a bill barring insurance companies from denying coverage on the basis of genetic information.
- Foreign affairs.
Marmon, Lucretia; Rubin, Alissa // National Journal; 6/07/97, Vol. 29 Issue 23, p1153
Talks about women representation during the 1990s in the United States. Occurrence of governmental appointment for women immediately after an election; Limitation to women's progress.
- Women in Washington.
Eilperin, Juliet; Rosin, Hanna // Glamour; July97, Vol. 95 Issue 7, p82
Focuses on the Working Families Flexibility Act, which some female legislators have considered controversial. Provisions of the act; How the act has and will benefit some working parents; Information on a bill allowing women to choose their own obstetrician-gynecologist as their primary...
- Women's independence: 12 battles we've won, 6 more we must fight.
Eilperin, Juliet; Rosin, Hanna // Glamour; July97, Vol. 95 Issue 7, p89
Editorial. Argues that discrimination based on sex (and race) was the law of the land until the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. Rights that some women around 25 years old may take for granted; Some of the discriminations against women still existing in the United States, from restrictions...
- Sudan: Women segregated.
C.A.D. // Off Our Backs; Dec96, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p3
Reports on the issuance of law ordering the segregation of women from men in the city of Khartoum in Sudan. Description of the law; Possibility that other cities will follow suit.
- Laws for women need revamping.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Summer91, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p55
Focuses on the need to revamp laws for women. Registration of cases; Protection concerns; Literacy programs.
- WAF continues struggle against discriminatory laws.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Spring94, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p66
Reports on the Women's Action Forum's programs and actions against laws discriminatory to women. Shariat Act; Qisas and Diyat Act; Law of Evidence; Hudood Ordinance.
- China: Women's status and legal rights.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Spring94, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p67
Focuses on the status of women and her legal rights in China. Provisions for the equality of men and women in the 1982 Constitution; Persistence of discriminatory practices.
- Legal reform proposed in Pakistan.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter95, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p61
Reports on the formulation of legislation that discriminate against women in Pakistan. Establishment of a high-powered commission to review all laws affecting the rights, living conditions and social and legal status of women; Examples of discriminatory laws.
- Japan: New national plan for women.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Autumn97, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p47
Discusses highlights of Japan's national action plan for women called `The Plan for Gender Equality 2000.' Basic philosophy; Basic direction of measures and concrete measures; Implementation.
- Thailand: Women and the law.
C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Autumn97, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p48
Focuses on laws in Thailand that affect women. Family law; Abortion; Rape; Labor; Prostitution; Social security; Legal advice.
- Charting further gains in the status and rights of women.
Albright, Madeleine K. // U.S. Department of State Dispatch; 8/7/95, Vol. 6 Issue 32, p625
Presents a speech by the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discussing American goals for the advancement of women. Includes promotion and protection of women's human rights; Expansion of women's participation in political and economic decision making; Strengthening of families...
- Women and law in the Arab world and Lebanon.
Albright, Madeleine K. // Women's International Network News; Winter91, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p57
Discusses the laws affecting women in the Middle East. Features of the Personal Status Code for women; Difference from the codes governing women in Lebanon.
- Philippine laws affecting women discriminatory?
Albright, Madeleine K. // Women's International Network News; Spring91, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p63
Presents excerpts from an article published in `Imare,' a quarterly publication of the National Commission on Women, focused on discriminatory provisions of Philippine laws against women. Classification of women among the underprivileged and weak sectors; Anti-abortion and anti-divorce laws;...
- Nicaragua: Oppressive family ministry launched.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Off Our Backs; Jan98, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p4
States that the Nicaraguan women's groups regarded, and campaigned against the Ministry of the Family proposal, as a declaration of war. What the government is allowed under the legislation; What the bill specifies; Details on a demonstration by Nicaraguan women.
- India legislation protecting women to be amended.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Summer92, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p58
Reprints an article titled `India legislation protecting women to be amended,' published in `The Hindu,' March 3, 1992. Amendment of the Dowry Prohibition Act and the Sati Prevention Act.
- Women and the Law in Asia and the Near East.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Autumn92, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p10
Presents the report `Women and the Law in Asia and the Near East' prepared for several agencies including the Office of Technical Resources, Bureau for Europe and the Near East and the Office of Women in Development. Goal; Civil law; Personal status law; Private laws and customs.
- China: Women and their legal rights.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Spring93, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p65
Provides information on women's legal rights in China from `Women's News Digest' and `China Daily.' Equality with men; Nationwide campaign to raise awareness of women's legal rights; Special provisions for divorced women.
- European Union Court Upholds Affirmative Action for Women.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter98, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p70
Presents an excerpt of the article `European Union Court Upholds Affirmative Action for Women,' published in the November 12, 1997 edition of the periodical `The New York Times.' Ruling in favor of a law that gave women a preference in public-sector jobs in Luxembourg; Impact on preference...
- Women on the move: Empowerment.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p49
Provides information on the report titled `Women on the Move: Empowerment,' which discusses the social conditions of Nigerian women. Barriers that hinder women's efforts to improve the quality of their lives; Aims of the report.
- Argentina: M.E.I. - Fundacion Mujeres en igualdad.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p65
Focuses on Fundacion Mujeres en Igualdad (MEI) Argentina, an association aimed at developing strategies for the empowerment of women. MEI workshops; Information on the organization's bulletin called `Mujeres en Politica'; Web site.
- WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter2003, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p71
Focuses on a briefing paper which reflects the longstanding experience of the network Women in Development Europe (WIDE) in analyzing European Union policies on women's rights. Purpose of the briefing paper; Views of WIDE on the expansion of the European Union.
- International Third World Legal Studies Association.
Taflinger, Laura; C.A.D. // Women's International Network News; Winter90, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p79
Focuses on the International Third World Legal Studies Association's call for papers on particular laws, policies and programs that enhance women's legal entitlements to agricultural and financial assistance. Deadline; Contact information.
- The patriarchy strikes back.
Grace, Kevin Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 8/05/96, Vol. 23 Issue 34, p15
Examines a July 21 syndicated column of George Will that gives evidence of an insensitive American judiciary reverting to sexist thought of the past. Two women who were convicted of crimes against their husbands, despite testimony that they were abused; Claims by author Susan Faludi that...
- WOMEN GET THE VOTE.
Roberts, Sam // Junior Scholastic; 9/20/2010, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p20
The article information on the history of legislation offering voting rights to women in the U.S.
- WOMEN AND THE PROMISE OF EQUAL CITIZENSHIP.
Hendricks, Jennifer S. // Texas Journal of Women & the Law; Fall98, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p51
Encourages the U.S. Congress to use its power under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment, to promote equal citizenship for women. Argument presented for the Citizenship Clause; Congressional power under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment; Discussion on the anti-Marbury rationale of...
- MATERNAL--FETAL CONFLICTS, THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF MATERNAL DEVIANCE, AND SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE AND JUSTICE.
Cherry, April // Texas Journal of Women & the Law; Spring99, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p245
Presents an essay which is an expanded version of a talk given at the 'Texas Journal of Women and the Law's' conference entitled, 'Approaching the Millennium: Emerging Issues in Bioethics and Information Technology' in March 1999. Discussion on issues on maternal-fetal conflicts; Social...
- OUR PLACE IN HISTORY: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THE LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW.
Cherry, April // Texas Journal of Women & the Law; Spring99, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p331
Deals with issues concerning the 'Texas Journal of Women and the Law' and the University of Texas School of Law.
- Mom vs. Fetus.
Anderson, Charles-Edward // ABA Journal; Aug90, Vol. 76 Issue 8, p14
Reports that the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ruled that a judge cannot order a pregnant woman against her will to undergo surgery aimed at saving the life of her unborn child even if the woman is terminally ill or incompetent. Details of the case; Legal precedents; Policy...
- Voices from the fringe.
Fuller, Patty // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 5/10/93, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p18
Claims if the conference on `women, health and healing,' organized by the Calgary Status of Women Action Committee is any guide, the feminist groups' constituency is notably narrow. Workshops exclusively aimed at immigrants or women of color; SOW stress on issues of particular concern to ethnic...
- From the Second Sex to the Joint Venture: An Overview of Women's Rights and Family Law in the United States During the Twentieth Century.
Kay, Herma Hill // California Law Review; Dec2000, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p2017
Features an overview of women's rights and family law in the United States (U.S.) during the 20th century. Changes in U.S. family law during the 19th century; Details on the 20th century family law reform movements and their aftermaths; Speculations on how family laws can evolve in the 21st...
- The battered woman reality--taking women's lives seriously.
Scutt, Jocelynne A. // Legaldate; May97, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p5
Discusses the need for the Australian legal system to recognize the battered woman reality. Difference between the battered woman syndrome and the battered woman reality; Courts' usual treatment of women who complained about their husbands' violence; Application of provocation and self-defense...
- How Aggravating!
Scutt, Jocelynne A. // New Moon; Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p42
No abstract available.
- Malawi: Statement by Honourable, Mrs. Edda Chitalo, MP.
Scutt, Jocelynne A. // Women's International Network News; Summer96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p57
Presents excerpts from a statement by Malawi Member of Parliament Edda Chitalo on the Malawi government's efforts to raise the status of women. Strides made by the Malawi government in advancing women's and children's rights; Poor health status of women; Economic problems that threaten the...