The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, came as a welcome change to the previous Act that, among others, provided only 12 weeks leave for maternity. However, in order to fully understand the implications of the new amendment, it is necessary to look at the salient features of the original bill, first.
Things you always wanted to ask about laws relating to sexual violence in India, but were too afraid to (Part-1).
FII believes that the ultimate purpose of punishments should be rehabilitative and not retributive. The irreversible nature of this punishment obviates any possibility of rehabilitation. The State-sanctioned killing of persons is not compatible with the creation of a compassionate society. It is for these reasons that FII expresses solidarity with organizations that oppose the death penalty and calls for the abolition of the capital punishment.
A few days ago, there was much rejoicing and celebrating in the mental health community. The Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously passed the Mental Health Care Bill 2013, which seeks to provide better healthcare to people with mental illness and safeguard their rights. One of it’s salient features was giving a person the right to select a representative who would speak for the person if she or he gets diagnosed with a mental illness.
There has been a worrying tendency in our public discourse that tends to pit a survivor’s rights against the human rights of the accused.
Jeeja Ghosh's case is a huge victory for disability rights.
Abortion rights are women's rights
How does your online privacy look like?
A quick guide on how a survivor of rape can navigate through the criminal justice system.
Maneka Gandhi’s Statements on compulsory sex-determination and tracking pregnancies: What it means for women’s...
Maneka Gandhi’s statement do not yet indicate an anti-abortion agenda, but the proposal does betray a confusion about first principles.