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Why Governments Barter Women's Human Rights?

India is currently in a diplomatic row with Norway over a child custody case. In 2011, an Indian couple in Norway had their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son removed from their home and placed in foster care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS).This move by the Norwegian government is actually unprecedented. Historically, governments have adopted a tacit policy of non-intervention on matters impacting on the rights of women and children, which have been regarded as individual nation’s ‘domestic’ concerns.

In this article "Why Governments Barter Women's Human Rights" in The Government in The Lab Magazine, I explain where this approach of treating women's and children's human rights as a 'domestic' issue comes from, and why it needs to change. Article on this link


Breese's picture

Thank you for sharing, Rita!

Thank you for sharing, Rita!

Waqar Azim's picture

Thank u Rita

Thank u for the information and
valuable views.

womennews's picture

Great op-ed Rita!

Lys Anzia from WNN here. Your op-ed is interesting and insightful Rita. We don't hear enough on this region. Could we get permissions from you to place this on WNN? You can contact me via the general WNN - Women News Network email: womennewsnetwork [at] gmail [dot] com


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