Legal Mechanism on Gender Neutral Rape Laws: A Global Perspectives

  • Radha Sharan
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  • Radha Sharan

    Manager at Manzil Mystics (NGO), India

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It is an era for human rights and the dignity of a person irrespective of sex. Sexual crimes are seriously addressed without any delay. The legal definition of rape has evolved to protect all genders from sexual assault. Human rights protection from sexual assault and rape. How are legal institutions dealing with rape and sexual assault of LGBTQIA+ members? Does the current rape law cover these sexual minorities? Are the laws protecting male members from rape? Whereas no state tolerates rape crimes, and special provisions in rape laws ensure justice for victims, what legal remedy is available to non-female rape victims? An ideal State protects all its citizens from all forms of sexual assaults. There are notable initiatives to address rape victims in the European Union, UK, USA, and Canada but at the same time, there are no gender-neutral rape laws in South Asia to protect rape victims. Malta's landmark Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics Act provides perhaps the world's most comprehensive protections for trans and intersex people. Frontline research is underway to encourage States to pass gender-neutral rape laws that protect both men and women. The study examines gender-neutral rape laws using data from target groups and key informants. A feminist critique of gender-neutral rape laws. This paper will highlight the importance of gender-neutral laws by listing notable global legal instruments.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 1397 - 1415


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