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

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. 
Farooqui

The Farooqui Judgment: A No Is A No – No Ifs, No Buts

The verdict hinges on the bitter fact that the survivor did not say no loudly, unequivocally and resolutely and hence, Farooqui walked free.
Victim Friendly Responses

PLD Conducts Study On Victim Friendly Responses To Rape Prosecutions

PLD, Dept Of Justice and UNDP have conducted a study on procedural reform and victim friendly responses in the process of rape prosecutions.
Right To Privacy

Two Women, A Child, And The Right To Privacy

Following the 'Right To Privacy' Judgement, it has been widely acknowledged that privacy includes one's sexual orientation.
My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

Sexual harassment, when legally translated, is the "outraging of a woman's modesty". What then, is 'modesty,' and how does it get 'outraged'?
On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In India

On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In...

This article traces some programmes, advocacy efforts and curricula that have been developed over the last decade in India related to CSE
What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

What Does The Quran Actually Say About Triple Talaq?

According to the Quran, Talaq is one of the most disliked acts that a believer can perform. No verse validates instantaneous Triple Talaq.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.

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Padmavati

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

Rukhmabai: From Child Bride To India’s First Practising Female Doctor

Rukhmabai was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She is also renowned for contributing to the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
Aishwarya Rai

Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.