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#MenstruationBenefitBill: भारतीय संसद में पहली बार हुई पीरियड पर बात

भारत में ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है जब पीरियड से संबंधित कोई बिल संसद में पेश किया गया हो| वरना इस विषय को हमेशा मीडिया से लेकर राजनेता और बुद्धिजीवी से लेकर आमजन ‘संवेदनशील’ या फिर ‘शर्म’ का विषय मनाकर नज़रंदाज़ करते रहे है|
Surrogacy in India and the debates surrounding it

Surrogacy In India And The Debates Surrounding The Practice

Often lost in the midst of all these back and forth debates on surrogacy and its legality are the stories of both surrogates and intending parents.
A Case For Misplaced Priorities: The Triple Talaq Bill | Feminism In India

A Case For Misplaced Priorities: The Triple Talaq Bill

The BJP in a hassled attempt to masquerade as a messiah for Muslim woman has brought the Triple Talaq bill to criminalize Talaq-e-Biddat or instant triple talaq.
adultery

Perhaps It Is Time For Adultery Laws To Change

Adultery in India is a criminal offence via the Indian Penal Code, and treated differentially, based on one's gender identity.
I Visited 4 One Stop Centres Promised In The Nirbhaya Fund And This Is What I Found

I Visited 4 One Stop Centres Promised In The Nirbhaya Fund And This Is...

Five years after the gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey & the establishment of the Nirbhaya Fund, I visit 4 hospitals' One Stop Centres to see if the government has kept up its promises.
Jindal Rape Case

Jindal Rape Case: Suspended Sentence For Perpetrators

On 13th September, the High Court of Punjab & Haryana suspended the sentences and granted bail to the accused in the Jindal Rape Case.
SLAPP suits

Law And Repression: The Use Of SLAPP Suits To Silence Voices

SLAPP suits have taken the form of defamation suits against individuals or groups that voice their opinion against a powerful entity.
नाबालिग़ पत्नी से शारीरिक संबंध के फैसले से बदलेगा समाज?

नाबालिग़ पत्नी से शारीरिक संबंध के फैसले से बदलेगा समाज?

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने अपना ऐतिहासिक फैसला सुनाते हुए कहा कि 15 से 18 साल की नाबालिग़ पत्नी के साथ यौन सम्बंध बनाना क़ानूनी रूप से अपराध है।
Autonomy, Dignity & Bodily Integrity Of The Girl Child: Understanding SC’s Ruling On Age Of Consent

Autonomy, Dignity & Bodily Integrity Of The Girl Child: Understanding SC’s Ruling On Age...

The Supreme Court's decision on Section 375 in Independent Thought Vs. Union of India raised the age of consent from 15 to 18.
Comic: When The Judiciary Doesn't Understand Consent

Comic: When The Judiciary Doesn’t Understand Consent

That feeling when the judiciary of your country doesn't understand consent. 

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It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.