Monday, November 18, 2019

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.

The Disability Bill 2014 Is Now An Act - How Far Have We Come Since 1995?

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Bill, 2014 Is Now An Act – How...

The Disability Bill 2014 was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 16, 2016 and awaits Presidential assent before it is formally enacted as Law.
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.
Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

Another Cyber Cell Established In Noida, But Will That Help?

With the rise of cyber crimes, pronouncement of cyber cells in cities seem like a next feasible step. In India, there are 10 cyber cells.
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.
Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Your Handy Guide To Cyber Laws In India

Although a comprehensive regulatory framework with regard to laws governing the cyber space, particularly such acts is yet to be framed, there exists certain legal provisions under various Statutes which can come in aid of a person who is a victim of cyber violence.
Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

The Mental Health Bill 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha and is scheduled to be debated soon in the Rajya Sabha.
Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, instituted in 2005, is a legislation aimed at protecting women from violence in domestic relationships.
Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women's Rights

Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women’s Rights

The world is still trying to figure out how cultural patterns interact with universal human rights. These issues come up again and again, while discussing the right of women to enter temples or other places of religious worship, the exemption to marital rape in criminal law (for which cultural justifications are given), the question of women’s access to abortion and contraception, wearing religious symbols (such as the burqa), and of course in rituals that may cause violence to women’s bodies (genital cutting or mutilation).
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).

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.