Saturday, February 22, 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 SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.

The Sabarimala Controversy: Women And Their Right To Pray

The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.
Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace Act, 2013 | #LawExplainers

Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace Act, 2013 | #LawExplainers

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This Act makes it illegal to sexually harass women in the workplace. It talks about the different ways in which someone can be sexually harassed and how they can complain against this kind of behaviour.
The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 | #LawExplainers

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 | #LawExplainers

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The Dowry Prohibition Act prohibits the practice of giving or taking of dowry by either parties to a marriage. This law also punishes demanding and advertising dowry.
I Visited 4 One Stop Centres Promised In The Nirbhaya Fund And This Is What I Found

I Visited 4 One Stop Centres Promised In The Nirbhaya Fund And This Is...

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Five years after the gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey & the establishment of the Nirbhaya Fund, I visit 4 hospitals' One Stop Centres to see if the government has kept up its promises.
Surrogacy in India and the debates surrounding it

Surrogacy In India And The Debates Surrounding The Practice

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Often lost in the midst of all these back and forth debates on surrogacy and its legality are the stories of both surrogates and intending parents.
Leila Seth

The Lady of Law and Love: A Tribute to Justice Leila Seth

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Justice Leila Seth, the first woman Chief Justice of a state court, fought against societal evil all her life and remains an inspiration.
Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women's Rights

Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women’s Rights

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The world is still trying to figure out how cultural patterns interact with universal human rights. These issues come up again and again, while discussing the right of women to enter temples or other places of religious worship, the exemption to marital rape in criminal law (for which cultural justifications are given), the question of women’s access to abortion and contraception, wearing religious symbols (such as the burqa), and of course in rituals that may cause violence to women’s bodies (genital cutting or mutilation).
The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005 | #LawExplainers

The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005 | #LawExplainers

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Domestic violence is any kind of abusive behaviour by your husband or male partner or their relatives (includes male and female relatives).
Beti Bachao

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Fails To Address The Stigma Against Girls

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Though the Beti Bachao, Beti Padho initiative helps a girl child get a good start in life, we still need more policies that will help a girl overcome the prejudices of her family.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
stock images rape

Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.