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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.

Watch: A Handy Guide To Laws Against Sexual Violence | #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonthvideo

Watch: A Handy Guide To Laws Against Sexual Violence | #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to commemorate and raise awareness about sexual violence, FII brings you this short video on a guide to laws against rape and sexual assault. #KnowYourLaws
The Women Of Our Courts: Where Are They And How Many Are There?

The Women Of Our Courts: Where Are They And How Many Are There?

A step has been climbed towards gender equality in our courts as four of the major High Courts of India are now to be headed by female chief justices.
Hindu Marriage Act

The Dutiful Wives Under The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Judicial responses to Hindu Marriage Act strengthens the notion that marriage is the most socially oppressive institution for Hindu women.
Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act Was Historical. But Its Implementation Ignored All...

The Government Rules to implement the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act ignored recommendations from disabled persons' organizations.
The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.
Reading between the lines: An Analysis Of The Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana

Reading Between The Lines: An Analysis Of The Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana

A scheme such as Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana is in stark contradiction with women empowerment, perpetuating patriarchal beliefs.
Abortion law that strips away at women's autonomy

A Call To Overhaul The Abortion Law Of India

The current abortion laws of India can only be done with approval from doctors, removing autonomy from the hands of women.
Lack Of Women In The Supreme Court

Gender Disparity At The Supreme Court Of India

The Supreme Court Bench has only a single woman judge - reflective of the institutionalized gender bias in the judiciary of the country.
Indecent Representation Of Women Or Body Policing?

Analysing The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Bill 2012

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act reinforces the idea that expressions of women's sexuality would amount to obscenity.
Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."

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Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.