Friday, September 20, 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 Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

Why Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

By approving the UAPA bill, the parliament has allowed the centre to tag individual as a terrorist, without any stark evidences or processes.
Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

Fund allocated under Victim Compensation Schemes differ from state to state. Different states have formulated their own scheme but there is very little awareness raised about details of these schemes.
On Article 35A: Here Is What Kashmiri Women Have To Say

On Article 35A: Here Is What Kashmiri Women Have To Say

Selective concerns are not uncommon in the fascist world we live in, and hence, the linking of abrogation of Article 35A and Article 370 with the supposed ideas of feminism is not outrightly shocking.
'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.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
jeeja ghosh

Jeeja Ghosh And The Right To Fly With Dignity

Jeeja Ghosh's case is a huge victory for disability rights.
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|
Justice Fathima Beevi: The First Indian Woman To Become A Supreme Court Justice

Justice Fathima Beevi: The First Indian Woman To Become A Supreme Court Justice

Fathima Beevi is a name permanently etched into Indian history, a name every judicial aspirant is familiar with. She was the first woman to be appointed a Supreme Court Justice of India.
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.
On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In India

On Denying Young People The Right to Know: A Policy History Of CSE In...

This article traces some programmes, advocacy efforts and curricula that have been developed over the last decade in India related to CSE

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What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?