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
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.
Judicial responses to Hindu Marriage Act strengthens the notion that marriage is the most socially oppressive institution for Hindu women.
The Government Rules to implement the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act ignored recommendations from disabled persons' organizations.
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.
A scheme such as Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana is in stark contradiction with women empowerment, perpetuating patriarchal beliefs.
The current abortion laws of India can only be done with approval from doctors, removing autonomy from the hands of women.
The Supreme Court Bench has only a single woman judge - reflective of the institutionalized gender bias in the judiciary of the country.
The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act reinforces the idea that expressions of women's sexuality would amount to obscenity.
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."