Saturday, September 21, 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.

End Child Marriage

Child Marriage In India Is Still A Reality – Especially In Urban Areas

A report analysing the state of child marriage in India shows an increase in number of marriages of girl children in urban areas in India.
The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005 | #LawExplainers

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

Domestic violence is any kind of abusive behaviour by your husband or male partner or their relatives (includes male and female relatives).
sexual harassment in the classroom

We Need To Start Discussing Sexual Harassment In The Classroom

While many dismiss instances of boys "teasing" girls as a symptom of puberty, I call them the beginning of normalized sexual harassment.
My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

My Modesty Is Not Outraged, I Am! Patriarchy In The Language Of Law

Sexual harassment, when legally translated, is the "outraging of a woman's modesty". What then, is 'modesty,' and how does it get 'outraged'?
'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.
Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabarimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra’s understanding of religious practices in Ayyappa community is flawed because as she overlooks the role of patriarchy in religion.
The Disability Bill 2014 Is Now An Act - How Far Have We Come Since 1995?

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Bill, 2014 Is Now An Act – How...

The Disability Bill 2014 was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 16, 2016 and awaits Presidential assent before it is formally enacted as Law.
Khap Panchayats

Legal Justice And The Fault In Our Khap Panchayats

In contemporary India, the prevalence of Khap Panchayats that dot villages and non-urban areas create a dangerous threat to the stability of the regular tiers of the justice system.
Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Patriarchy And The Indian Jails: The Plight Of Female Prisoners In India

Female prisoners in India face more obstacles within this prison system than their male counterparts who have access to certain resources.
Lack Of Women In The Supreme Court

Gender Disparity At The Supreme Court Of India

The Supreme Court Bench has only a single woman judge - reflective of the institutionalized gender bias in the judiciary of the country.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
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?
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.