Friday, January 24, 2020

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.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill (2014): An Insight of the HIV Bill

HIV/AIDS Prevention And Control Bill (2014): An Insight

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While the HIV Bill talks at length of the rights of the People Living with HIV, does it also adequately cover the most vulnerable but yet un-infected within its purview?
Watch: A Handy Guide To Laws Against Sexual Violence | #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

Watch: A Handy Guide To Laws Against Sexual Violence | #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to commemorate and raise awareness about sexual violence, FII brings you this short video on a guide to laws against rape and sexual assault. #KnowYourLaws
The Women Of Our Courts: Where Are They And How Many Are There?

The Women Of Our Courts: Where Are They And How Many Are There?

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A step has been climbed towards gender equality in our courts as four of the major High Courts of India are now to be headed by female chief justices.
Hindu Marriage Act

The Dutiful Wives Under The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

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Judicial responses to Hindu Marriage Act strengthens the notion that marriage is the most socially oppressive institution for Hindu women.
Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act Was Historical. But Its Implementation Ignored All...

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The Government Rules to implement the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act ignored recommendations from disabled persons' organizations.
The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

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The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.
Reading between the lines: An Analysis Of The Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana

Reading Between The Lines: An Analysis Of The Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana

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A scheme such as Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana is in stark contradiction with women empowerment, perpetuating patriarchal beliefs.
Abortion law that strips away at women's autonomy

A Call To Overhaul The Abortion Law Of India

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The current abortion laws of India can only be done with approval from doctors, removing autonomy from the hands of women.
Lack Of Women In The Supreme Court

Gender Disparity At The Supreme Court Of India

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The Supreme Court Bench has only a single woman judge - reflective of the institutionalized gender bias in the judiciary of the country.
Indecent Representation Of Women Or Body Policing?

Analysing The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Bill 2012

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The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act reinforces the idea that expressions of women's sexuality would amount to obscenity.

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Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.