Tuesday, January 21, 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.

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.
Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

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The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."
4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

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Our lawmakers need feminist resolutions to implement these feminist laws in 2017!

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
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.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.