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75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Maputo Protocol

75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Maputo Protocol

The Maputo Protocol is formally known as the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. A significant moment in the empowerment of women in Africa,

Citizenship & Rights
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Dutch Same-sex Marriage Law

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Dutch Same-sex Marriage Law

Although anti-homosexuality laws date back to ancient and Biblical times, their prevalence until the latter half of the 20th Century was largely due to the British Empire, which was responsible for more than half of

Citizenship & Rights
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Australia’s ‘X’ Passports

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Australia’s ‘X’ Passports

Traditionally, most legal systems recognised only the traditional binary gender identities and social roles of men and women, and tended to exclude other gender identities and expressions—at least in the West. Some indigenous peoples the

Health
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ending China’s One Child Policy

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ending China’s One Child Policy

In October of 2015, the government of China announced the end of the One-Child Policy, which had been introduced in 1979 following a decade-long two-child policy. Thus was a notably high-profile and counter-productive effort in

Citizenship & Rights
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Roe Versus Wade

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Roe Versus Wade

One of the most controversial policy decisions in the United States was made by the Supreme Court, rather than the country's elected politicians, who have notably shied away from passing clear legislation on the matter.

Inclusive Economy
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave

In the first half of the 20th Century a number of countries introduced some state payments and limited job protections for new mothers. However, in most places it remained common-place for working women to be

Citizenship & Rights
75 Pivotal Public Policies: California’s No Fault Law

75 Pivotal Public Policies: California’s No Fault Law

Until relatively recently, with the notable exceptions of 18th Century Prussia and post-revolutionary Russia, divorce laws, where they existed, typically required one spouse being found to be "at fault"—which maximized the chances of the whole

Citizenship & Rights
75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Universal Declaration

75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Universal Declaration

"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world," So begins the preamble

Health
75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Amsterdam Toilet Fly

75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Amsterdam Toilet Fly

The seemingly minor innovation of etching an image of a housefly onto the men’s urinals at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has become a poster child for nudge policy. Nudge theory, based on behavioural economics, aims to

Governance
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Norway’s Rehabilitation Policies

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Norway’s Rehabilitation Policies

In most countries, incarceration rates have risen because politicians have pushed ever harsher punishments instead of prioritizing rehabilitation. That was also the case in Norway, until the late 1990s, when the focus of its prison

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