Adequate and sufficient maternity leave, coupled with appropriate accommodations on return to work, are essential to women’s physical and psychological wellbeing after giving birth. This memorandum outlines the international and regional framework relating to maternity benefits and provides country illustrations of best practices from Sweden, Croatia, Chile, South Africa, and Vietnam.
Women and Justice: Keywords
Maternity Benefits: International and Regional Standards and Guidelines on Maternity Benefits and Country Samples of Best Practices (2015)
Employment discrimination, Gender discrimination, Sexual harassment
Sexual Violence by Educators in South African Schools: Gaps in Accountability (2014)
Gender-based violence in general, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence and rape
The Centre for Applied Legal Studies at the University of Witwatersrand and Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School released a joint report on sexual violence committed by educators against students in South African schools.
Avon Global Center 2012 Women and Justice Conference Report (2013)
Statutory rape or defilement, Sexual violence and rape, Gender-based violence in general
In December 2012, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice hosted its annual conference. The topic for 2012 was addressing sexual violence against girls in Southern Africa.