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.

आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

आपात प्रसूति सेवा के रूप में गर्भसमापन

अक्टूबर 2012 का, जब भारत सहित कई देशों में लोगों ने 31 साल की सविता हलाप्पनावर की मृत्यु के विरोध में प्रदर्शन करना शुरू किया|
Remembering The Gendered Harms Of Demonetisation

Remembering The Gendered Harms Of Demonetisation

Women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and gender nonconforming individuals bore the massively disproportionate brunt of the effects of demonetisation.
Let's Talk About The Long Overdue Reforms Needed In The Abortion Laws Of India

Let’s Talk About The Long Overdue Reforms Needed In The Abortion Laws Of India

Reproductive autonomy is the freedom of the woman to have as well as not have the child. This freedom is currently curtailed by Indian courts through the outdated abortion laws.
Why Demonetisation Is A Feminist Issue

Why Demonetisation Is A Feminist Issue

Demonetisation followed the masculinist, hetero-patriarchal logic that the gains on the scale of modernity can not only morally outweigh the loss of lives but also that those particular lives were worthy of being sacrificed.
Is Goa Civil Code The Answer To India's Sexist Laws?

Is Goa Civil Code The Answer To India’s Sexist Laws?

According to the Goa Civil Code, Muslims, Hindus and Christians are bound by the same laws relating to marriage, divorce and succession.
Gender-Specific Laws: What The Nation Wants Vs. What The Nation Needs

Gender-Specific Laws: What The Nation Wants Vs. What The Nation Needs

In a country like ours, the need for gender-specific laws must be acknowledged and highlighted as they help create a safer place for the disadvantaged fraction of the society.
मानव अधिकारों के रूप में 'यौन अधिकार'

मानव अधिकारों के रूप में ‘यौन अधिकार’

नौ नियमों ने यौन अधिकारों और यौन स्वास्थ्य के समर्थक अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय और राष्ट्रीय मानव अधिकार कानून के मौजूदा निकाय के विकास में विशेष भूमिका निभाई है|
In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In Conversation With Dr. Debarati Halder: The Treatment Of Cyber Crime In India

In an interview with Hidden-Pockets, Dr. Debarati Halder talks about personal data leaks on social media and what goes into resolving them.
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Why Is Unsafe Abortion Still A Reality For Millions Of Women In India?

Although abortion is their legal right, there remain certain barriers which prevent women from accessing safe abortion services in India.
Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra’s understanding of religious practices in Ayyappa community is flawed because as she overlooks the role of patriarchy in religion.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj