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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.

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.
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.
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.
What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In India

What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In...

The Supreme Court has given a verdict that prohibits immediate arrest under Section 498A to prevent misuse of the law. But what does this mean for domestic violence victims?

The Historical Journey Of Anti-Dowry Laws

Anti-Dowry laws are the result of a long and arduous struggle, marked with the death of a long line of women harassed and tortured for it. The law has been changed for the better keeping in mind these struggles.
The Historical Journey Of Rape Laws In India

The Historical Journey Of Rape Laws In India

Rape laws in India have become inclusive of several factors due to a continuous struggle and push by many women's and feminist movements.
How To Report Cyber Crimes in India?

How To Report Cyber Crimes In India?

A step by step guide on how to report cyber crimes in India to the law enforcement agencies as well as to the social media platforms.
7 FAQs On Law, Sexual Violence And Section 375 & 376 Of The Indian Penal Code

7 FAQs On Law, Sexual Violence And Section 375 & 376 Of The Indian...

Things you always wanted to ask about laws relating to sexual violence in India, but were too afraid to (Part-1).
iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

The difficulty in finding an emergency contraceptive pill in Chennai is a topic that has reared its head in sporadic intervals over the last 3 years amongst fringe media outlets in the country. There is much confusion over whether these pills are officially banned, or just "out of stock", as the pharmacists are fond of saying.
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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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.