Wednesday, July 17, 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.

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.
Why Many Of The Indian Youth May Not Be Voting This 2019 Elections

Why Many Of The Indian Youth May Not Be Voting This 2019 Elections

Whether in this election or the next, voting processes might need to be altered so that India’s youth can vote in full capacity.
प्रसव के बाद भी ज़रूरी है महिला की देखभाल

प्रसव के बाद भी ज़रूरी है महिला की देखभाल

विकासशील देशों में प्रसव के बाद की देखभाल जैसी सेवाएं न के बराबर मिल पाती है और आमतौर पर इसके बहुत घातक परिणाम होते हैं|
Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

The Supreme Court directed all States to evict nearly one million Adivasis whose claims over forest land have been rejected.
The Anti-Trafficking Bill Puts The Lives Of Sex Workers At Risk. Here's Why.

The Anti-Trafficking Bill Puts The Lives Of Sex Workers At Risk. Here’s Why.

The Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates voluntary sex work with sex trafficking, putting the lives and livelihoods of many sex workers at risk.
On 'Irregular Marriage' And Its Implications

On ‘Irregular Marriage’ And Its Implications

The Supreme Court, ruling on a property dispute involving the son of a couple obtaining divorce, stated on January 22nd that a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man is ‘irregular’.
How Inclusive Is The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 Of Women And Other Minorities?

How Inclusive Is The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 Of Women And Other Minorities?

It becomes clear from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that a 'citizen' in the eyes of the State is a Hindu, upper caste, heterosexual, and cis-gendered man.
What Does The Supreme Court Judgment On The Dance Bar Mean For The Dancers?

What Does The Supreme Court Judgment On The Dance Bar Mean For The Dancers?

The Supreme Court, relying upon the available sources and literature regarding women and dance bar, made beautiful observation that many women performers take up dancing to rehabilitate themselves from exploitative flesh trade.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

The upper caste reservation bill shifts the focus from social injustice to one of economic inequity, thereby essentially erasing the pernicious effects of everyday casteism.

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Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.
10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Here Is A Step By Step Guide To Manage Savarna Privilege

The current regime that gleams on the suffering of minorities has given us a new brand of thinkers and activists, and to understand this phenomenon we have to confront Savarna Feminism.