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.

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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Click-Bait Media, Misrepresentation of Laws & the “False Cases” Argument

Click-bait media spreads misconceptions about laws in India and affects the actual reporting of cases.

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10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.
Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

Here’s How Toxic Monogamy Culture Is Ruining Our Relationships

Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.