If he loves you, he will beat you* –  the  Russian ‘slapping law’

If he loves you, he will beat you* –  the  Russian ‘slapping law’

In February 2017, Russia’s president Vladamir Putin signed a new law that has effectively decriminalised certain acts of domestic violence against women and children. Dubbed the “slapping law,” the move has sparked an international outcry amongst women’s rights activists and human rights groups.

Colombia's Peace Deal: The Cultural Divide and its Impact on Women's Rights

Colombia's Peace Deal: The Cultural Divide and its Impact on Women's Rights

On 30 November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a revised peace deal between the government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) - the nation’s largest rebel group. This marks the end of a 52-year war, which has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced an estimated five million.