Pamposh Raina has posted this interesting item on the New York Times “India Blog”: For Indian Women, Divorce is a Raw Deal (March 22, 2012). The piece links to the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010 now pending before the Parliament in India, and notes a research study to be published later this year on the economics rights of separated and divorced women in India.
In its long-awaited decision this week in Radmacher v.
This series of articles in the International Herald Tribune – reprinted in the New York Times – examines “the most recent shifts in women’s power, prominence, and impact on societies around the world.” Earlier installments have been noted in this blog; recent articles consider women’s career opportunities and family obligations in France (“Where Having it All Doesn’t Mean Having Equality
Online advance access to the articles in the August 2010 issue is available from the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. The articles include pieces by Farah Deeba Chowshury on “Dowry, Women, and Law in Bangladesh;” Ahmed on “Personal Autonomy and the Option of Religious Law;” and by Ebenezer Durojaye and Victoria Balogun on “Human Rights Implications of Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing in Nigeria.”
The Loomba Foundation, which has campaigned to have June 23 recognized as International Widows Day, works in a dozen countries to aid some of the estimated 245 million widows worldwide who frequently face extreme poverty and serious abuse. Through its President, Cherie Blair, the Foundation has launched a report titled “”Invisible Forgotten Sufferers: The Plight of Widows around the World.” Here’s an AP s
The Obama administration has increased enforcement efforts against illegal use of children as farm laborers. This article by Erik Eckholm in the New York Times describes the particulars of children and teenagers working in blueberry fields in North Carolina, as well as reform efforts under consideration in Congress: U.S.
As Katrinn Benhold reports: In Sweden, Men Can Have it All. Thirty five years after the Swedes instituted the concept of parental leave, and fifteen years after the law changed to make a portion of each family’s paid leave available exclusively to fathers, 85% of fathers take time off to care for children.
A piece in today’s New York Times by Brian Knowlton reports that a growing number of overseas Americans are renouncing their citizenship. See “More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship.” Although the numbers are a small fraction of the estimated 5.2 million U.S. citizens living abroad, the number of renunciations increased from 235 in 2008 to 743 in 2009. In most cases, the decision is made for financial reasons, including tax and banking issues.