Law & Policy

Law & Policy

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

sexual harassment in the classroom

We Need To Start Discussing Sexual Harassment In The Classroom

While many dismiss instances of boys "teasing" girls as a symptom of puberty, I call them the beginning of normalized sexual harassment.
The National Policy for Women 2016

FII’s Recommendations For The National Policy For Women 2016

FII reviews the National Policy Women 2016, consisting of all the policies which are to be implemented for the welfare of women.
#MyBodyMyRights & Aadhar

#MyBodyMyRights And The Appalling Privacy Violations Of Aadhaar

#MyBodyMyRights is a conversation about bodily integrity & Aadhaar after the Attorney General said one's right over one's body is not absolute.
Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence For All Four Accused In The Nirbhaya Case, But Is Death Penalty Really The Solution?

Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence For All Four Accused In The Nirbhaya Case, But...

SC confirms death sentence for all four accused in the Nirbhaya case. However, will death penalty solve India's problems of violence against women?
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.
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill (2014): An Insight of the HIV Bill

HIV/AIDS Prevention And Control Bill (2014): An Insight

While the HIV Bill talks at length of the rights of the People Living with HIV, does it also adequately cover the most vulnerable but yet un-infected within its purview?
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.

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