Wednesday, October 16, 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.

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...

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?

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?

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

A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.
The Errors In The Due Process: Is CJI Gogoi Above The Law?

The Errors In The Due Process: Is CJI Gogoi Above The Law?

The proceeding regarding CJI Gogoi shows us how the victim is demonised and made an example out of, even after following the process and providing evidence for the same.
Justice Doesn’t Take Shelter Behind Opacity: How A Gag Order In The CJI Case Would Be Undemocratic in Spirit

Justice Doesn’t Take Shelter Behind Opacity: Why A Gag Order In Ranjan Gogoi’s Case...

On April 19, 2019, CJI Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former junior assistant, in an affidavit submitted to 22 Supreme Court judges. In response to this, a three-judge bench, comprising of the CJI himself, heard the facts of the case, but without the aggrieved woman’s presence.
What Is Custodial Rape And Why We Need To Be Discussing It

What Is Custodial Rape And Why We Need To Be Discussing It

While it is already difficult to prosecute and punish a rape accused, the challenge is even greater when it comes to custodial rape
Restitution Of Conjugal Rights: Legal Intrusion Into The Lives And Bodies Of Women

Restitution Of Conjugal Rights: Legal Intrusion Into The Lives And Bodies Of Women

In the post-privacy judgment era, the departure of archaic provisions like restitution of conjugal rights is very much a possibility.

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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

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

This playlist is just a personally curated list of songs that I like to listen to on a particularly bad day or just to feel good. I hope you find a song, or better if a song finds you.

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.