Thursday, December 12, 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.

Wrongful Convictions: The Contemporary Relevance Of ‘When They See Us’ In India

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It’s been three decades since the incident portrayed in When They See Us, and almost two decades since the truth came to light, but there doesn’t seem to be an increase in public consciousness regarding this issue, neither does there seem to be an attempt to better investigate cases so that no individual gets wrongly convicted.

The Sitharaman Union Budget 2019: Will Gendered Needs Be Met?

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Nirmala Sitharaman achieved a historic feat by becoming the first full-time woman finance minister, and is set to present the annual Union Budget for the nation on 5th July, 2019.
NRC: Why Women Immigrants Are Set To Be Hit Harder Than Men

NRC: Why Women Immigrants Are Set To Be Hit Harder Than Men

With the same breath that we condemn misogyny, we must also call out forceful geographical expelling for the evil that is, an evil pernicious enough to rip families, institutions and people, scarring them for life.
What Does The Right to Education Act 2009 Actually Mean To The Students Today?

What Does The Right to Education Act 2009 Actually Mean To Students Today?

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10 years on, however, we are still far from realising the well-intended objectives of the Right to Education Act (2009).
Why Delhi Will Never Stop With Hindi Imposition And Fail In Doing So

Why The Centre Will Never Stop With Hindi Imposition And Always Fail In Doing...

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In 1965, it may have been a language war. But this time around Hindi imposition is perceived as an attack on Tamil Nadu's culture and history.
Is Rehabilitation For Sex Offenders A Viable Option?

Is Rehabilitation For Sex Offenders A Viable Option?

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The underlying issue is the evil deed negating the humanity of a person; thus, sex offenders are labelled as ‘monsters’, less than human.
How Tharoor's Bill On Women's Health Deals With Abortion

How Tharoor’s Bill On Women’s Health Deals With Abortion

Tharoor's Bill makes certain recommendations with a specific focus on issues of marital rape, reproductive agency and menstrual rights.

Who Decides The Definition Of Rape?

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Historically, Indian law has defined the non-consensual penetration of the penis into vagina as ‘rape’.
Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

Sweet Home Alabama: The Past And The Present Of Oppressive Abortion Laws

For the residents of Alabama, USA, it is a no-win situation, since they are getting neither contraception nor development.
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A Sexist And Exclusionary Sex-Strike Won’t Save Women Or Roe

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A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.

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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''