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.

Is Childbirth The Only Prerequisite?: On The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

Is Childbirth The Only Prerequisite?: On The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

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.
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).

FII’s Statement On The Death Penalty

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.
Unshackling the Recent Mental Health Care Bill 2016 | Feminism In India

Unshackling the Recent Mental Health Care Bill 2016

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.
Survivor’s Rights

Why The Zero-sum Game Discourse On Survivor’s Rights Helps No One

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.
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Jeeja Ghosh And The Right To Fly With Dignity

Jeeja Ghosh's case is a huge victory for disability rights.

The Survivor’s Guide on How to Navigate the Criminal Justice System

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.

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Indian Scientists Protest Against The Pseudo-Science Propagated by Indian Science Congress

Indian Scientists Protest Against The Pseudo-Science Propagated by Indian Science Congress

Scientists across the country took to the streets to protest for an end to presentations at the Indian Science Congress that promote unscientific personal beliefs.

Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s #MeToo Episode Was Perfect In Its Portrayal

It was incredibly refreshing to see the #MeToo movement portrayed on Brooklyn Nine-Nine with such honesty.
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.