Sasha Hart

Sasha Hart is a human rights lawyer based in Ontario, Canada. She works as legal counsel for the Equality Effect, where she has conducted work in Kenya and Malawi on strategic litigation initiatives

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    Published in: 50.50
    Rape, marriage, and rights
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    While the proliferation of domestic violence legislation worldwide is a positive and much-needed development, the explicit criminalisation of marital rape needs to be central to these legal reform initiatives - ensuring that women’s rights are fully protected. Even within marriage.

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    "160 Girls": Making legal history in the fight against sexual violence
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    A landmark decision by the High Court in Kenya found that police inaction in dealing with rape cases brought by 160 girls had created a climate of impunity for defilement, which rendered the State indirectly responsible for the harms inflicted on the girls by their rapists

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