Monday, January 20, 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.

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

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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.
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

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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.
Infographic: The Firsts-Female Legal Minds In India

Infographic: The First Female Lawyers In India

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We are taking a moment to credit all the prodigious women who were the first women to assume the leadership position and carry out their duties in legal fields with remarkable dignity and significance.
Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

Victim Compensation Scheme: The First Steps To Ensure Justice

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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.
Why Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

Why Should We Fear The Implementation Of The UAPA Bill?

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By approving the UAPA bill, the parliament has allowed the centre to tag individual as a terrorist, without any stark evidences or processes.
On Article 35A: Here Is What Kashmiri Women Have To Say

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

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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.

In Photos: Delhi Protests Against The Article 370 Abrogation

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In a show of resistance against the government's move to revoke the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, a protest march was organised in New Delhi from Mandi House to Parliament Street on August 7th, 2019.
Scrapping Special Status Of J&K: Erosion Of Kashmir's Right To Self-Determination

Article 370 And 35A: On Scrapping The Special Status Of J&K

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The claims of the government for a prospective future of Jammu and Kashmir but what is guaranteed is that Kashmiri sentiments have been betrayed and a constitutional pact has been dishonoured, without a popular consensus.

Wrongful Convictions: The Contemporary Relevance Of ‘When They See Us’ In India

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It’s been three decades since the incident portrayed in When They See Us, and almost two decades since the truth came to light, but there doesn’t seem to be an increase in public consciousness regarding this issue, neither does there seem to be an attempt to better investigate cases so that no individual gets wrongly convicted.

The Sitharaman Union Budget 2019: Will Gendered Needs Be Met?

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Nirmala Sitharaman achieved a historic feat by becoming the first full-time woman finance minister, and is set to present the annual Union Budget for the nation on 5th July, 2019.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.