Friday, February 21, 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.

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

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

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Female prisoners in India face more obstacles within this prison system than their male counterparts who have access to certain resources.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.
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

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Sexual harassment, when legally translated, is the "outraging of a woman's modesty". What then, is 'modesty,' and how does it get 'outraged'?
4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

4 Feminist Laws That We Must Have In 2017

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

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

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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.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

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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.
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.
What Is Custodial Rape And Why We Need To Be Discussing It

What Is Custodial Rape And Why We Need To Be Discussing It

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While it is already difficult to prosecute and punish a rape accused, the challenge is even greater when it comes to custodial rape
Khap Panchayats

Legal Justice And The Fault In Our Khap Panchayats

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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.
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...

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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.

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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.
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.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.