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NYU alumna advocates for women’s rights

NYU alumna advocates for women’s rights

By Diamond Naga Siu, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features

NYU Law alumna Mallika Dutt reflects on her work as a human rights activist.

HeForShe promotes gender equality

HeForShe promotes gender  equality

By Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under News

Male and female NYU students gathered to stand up against the inequalities faced by women worldwide.

Panel explores women in academia

By Ilana Berger, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under News

NYU Law hosted a panel to discuss the role of women in academia.

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

April 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This week, Saudi government officials have been asked to review a ban on girls’ sports in state schools — a response to rising women obesity rates. Girls in many private schools are currently permitted to play sports while also adhering the Sharia law dress code. This request for review is part of a pa...

Too many girls worldwide remain uncounted

Too many girls worldwide remain uncounted

March 26, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

I was incredibly fortunate to be born in the United States. Growing up here has meant having the opportunity to pursue higher education and the chance to follow my ambitions. It is where I received a birth certificate — something I have recently come to appreciate as the first step in so many of ...

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

February 7, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Human Rights Watch released a report in January detailing the deteriorating state of human rights, specifically women’s rights, in Afghanistan. In a disturbing reflection of the report’s accuracy, a new law that would severely weaken a woman’s ability to seek redress in court for domestic violence,...

Feminism must be global necessity

Feminism must be global necessity

February 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

I am reluctant to call myself a feminist because, as a male, I am not subject to the same oppression which many women face on a daily basis. I acknowledge my gender as one of my privileges. The United Nations has released a report claiming that one in three women worldwide will endure physical or ...

Panelists discuss crisis pregnancy centers, Planned Parenthood

Panelists discuss crisis pregnancy centers, Planned Parenthood

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013


Filed under News

For the NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice’s first event of this school year, a panel of experts discussed crisis pregnancy centers and screened a new HBO documentary, “12th and Delaware.” The panel, which took place Nov. 5 at Vanderbilt Hall, featured law and social work specialists...

Men must take on active role in fight for gender equality

April 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

March was Women’s History Month. It allowed Americans to focus on the past and present achievements of women to understand that the current state of progress requires that we build upon momentum and move forward. If more men use their power and privilege with integrity, then less women will suffer fro...

Dowry system in South Sudan must stop in order to mitigate gender inequality

Dowry system in South Sudan must stop in order to mitigate gender inequality

March 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“You will marry this old man whether you like it or not because he has given us something to eat,” Aguet’s uncle told her, according to a report by Human Rights Watch that came out earlier this month. Aguet, a 15-year-old girl from South Sudan, was forced to marry a 75-year-old man in exchange...

New Jersey high school policy should consider equality

New Jersey high school policy should consider equality

February 14, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Looking around the workplace, Capitol Hill or nearly anywhere else in the country, it is sometimes difficult to tell that women were ever treated differently from men. The power and prestige that women have gained in America today is truly incredible. But events like the recent one in a New Jersey Catholic...

Rape of indian women one of many rights abuses

Rape of indian women one of many rights abuses

February 4, 2013


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The incredible story that has rocked India and shocked the world started like any normal evening out for a group of friends, but ended with severe beatings, vicious rape and eventually death. This is a tragedy and crime against an innocent woman, beyond comprehension or words. But it is also one of countless...

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