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Legal Rights

  This section will decode laws on women, LGBT and other marginalized communities in the form of articles, FAQs and poster series.

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

The difficulty in finding an emergency contraceptive pill in Chennai is a topic that has reared its head in sporadic intervals over the last 3 years amongst fringe media outlets in the country. There is much confusion over whether these pills are officially banned, or just "out of stock", as the pharmacists are fond of saying.
Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

With the rise of cyber crimes, pronouncement of cyber cells in cities seem like a next feasible step. In India, there are 10 cyber cells.
How To Report Cyber Crimes in India?

How To Report Cyber Crimes In India?

A step by step guide on how to report cyber crimes in India to the law enforcement agencies as well as to the social media platforms.
Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Although a comprehensive regulatory framework with regard to laws governing the cyber space, particularly such acts is yet to be framed, there exists certain legal provisions under various Statutes which can come in aid of a person who is a victim of cyber violence.
Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

The Mental Health Bill 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha and is scheduled to be debated soon in the Rajya Sabha.
Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, instituted in 2005, is a legislation aimed at protecting women from violence in domestic relationships.
Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women's Rights

Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women’s Rights

The world is still trying to figure out how cultural patterns interact with universal human rights. These issues come up again and again, while discussing the right of women to enter temples or other places of religious worship, the exemption to marital rape in criminal law (for which cultural justifications are given), the question of women’s access to abortion and contraception, wearing religious symbols (such as the burqa), and of course in rituals that may cause violence to women’s bodies (genital cutting or mutilation).
Is Childbirth The Only Prerequisite?: On The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

Is Childbirth The Only Prerequisite?: On The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, came as a welcome change to the previous Act that, among others, provided only 12 weeks leave for maternity. However, in order to fully understand the implications of the new amendment, it is necessary to look at the salient features of the original bill, first.
7 FAQs On Law, Sexual Violence And Section 375 & 376 Of The Indian Penal Code

7 FAQs On Law, Sexual Violence And Section 375 & 376 Of The Indian...

Things you always wanted to ask about laws relating to sexual violence in India, but were too afraid to (Part-1).

FII’s Statement On The Death Penalty

FII believes that the ultimate purpose of punishments should be rehabilitative and not retributive. The irreversible nature of this punishment obviates any possibility of rehabilitation. The State-sanctioned killing of persons is not compatible with the creation of a compassionate society. It is for these reasons that FII expresses solidarity with organizations that oppose the death penalty and calls for the abolition of the capital punishment.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut