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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.

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.
498A Law legal void

The 498A Debate: The Legal Void In Which ‘Fear Of Misuse’ Is Misused

The Supreme Court offered a reading down of 498A, the preventive legal provision meant for women, for an pre-empted violation of men’s rights.
आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

अक्टूबर 2012 का, जब भारत सहित कई देशों में लोगों ने 31 साल की सविता हलाप्पनावर की मृत्यु के विरोध में प्रदर्शन करना शुरू किया|
Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist Criminology & Psychiatry: The Leniency Of Law For The ‘Ideal’ Woman

Feminist criminology rejects the notion of women being too passive to be criminals as it normalises male violence and robs women of their agency.
Why The Adultery Law Verdict Shows Promise For A More Gender-Sensitive Legal System

Why The Adultery Law Verdict Shows Promise For A More Gender-Sensitive Legal System

The Supreme Court's verdict on the adultery law gives way to hope for more progressive changes in the judicial system that stop patronising women.
How Inclusive Is The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 Of Women And Other Minorities?

How Inclusive Is The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 Of Women And Other Minorities?

It becomes clear from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that a 'citizen' in the eyes of the State is a Hindu, upper caste, heterosexual, and cis-gendered man.
Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

For the residents of Alabama, USA, it is a no-win situation, since they are getting neither contraception nor development.
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'?
SLAPP suits

Law And Repression: The Use Of SLAPP Suits To Silence Voices

SLAPP suits have taken the form of defamation suits against individuals or groups that voice their opinion against a powerful entity.
How Tharoor's Bill On Women's Health Deals With Abortion

How Tharoor’s Bill On Women’s Health Deals With Abortion

Tharoor's Bill makes certain recommendations with a specific focus on issues of marital rape, reproductive agency and menstrual rights.

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surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

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.