Monday, September 23, 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.

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

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

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 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.
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...

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.
The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 | #LawExplainers

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 | #LawExplainers

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.
Universal Human Rights: The Interplay of Culture and Women's Rights

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

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).
Surrogacy in India and the debates surrounding it

Surrogacy In India And The Debates Surrounding The Practice

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.
Beti Bachao

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

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.
Leila Seth

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

Justice Leila Seth, the first woman Chief Justice of a state court, fought against societal evil all her life and remains an inspiration.
4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

Our lawmakers need feminist resolutions to implement these feminist laws in 2017!

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.