“Nobody asked me my view as if I don’t matter in this game of misogyny played in my name.”
In the new Internal Complaints Committee, five of the eight members will be nominated by the administration rather than elected.
Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist, has developed unique methods to study autism, dyslexia and language recognition in children.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
Despite overwhelming public support, the issue of same-sex marriages has faced a political deadlock, with the Australian high court stepping in recently to give a go-ahead for the vote.
“Today, women account for 56% of the MGNREGA workers. Unlike minimum wages, under MGNREGA, equal wages are paid to both men and women.”
Denying consent to one section of married women, either adult or minor, is problematic and would suffer from arbitrariness.
“The tendencies she was showing were at a nascent stage. We cannot really pin-point if it is really homosexuality.”
Srubabati Goswami has two sides. She is an internationally renowned scientist and she is a roaring modern Indian woman.
The NGO said the accused was someone they trusted as he had been visiting the school for 10 months, donating books and helping the children with their studies.
The government needs to understand that consent forms the bedrock for deciding whether something is rape or not.
From organising financial support to editing his manuscripts, Sister Nivedita made sure the pioneering Indian scientist was able to continue with and share his work.
The constitution bench’s verdict in the Right to Privacy case encompasses many extraordinary achievements that show that our judiciary can and will correct errors of the past.
A study of pre-trial and trial stages of rape prosecutions in Delhi has found major gaps in support services available to victims, hostility at the hands of defence lawyers and non-compliance with norms during medical examination.
A film about two emerging Dalit women leaders, Laxmiben and Madhuben, and their participation in the Azadi Kooch march.
Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, explains why she thinks marital rape should be criminalised.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this.
If we learn to see menstruation as reproductive labour, we can then can see menstruating women as labourers with rights, including the right to choice of work.
The written submissions on behalf of the petitioners have relied on the recent landmark Supreme Court right to privacy judgement and the NALSA verdict, among others.
The efforts of several states have been limited to the provision of sanitary napkins, propagating the mistaken idea that pads are sufficient to address the challenge of lack of access to menstrual hygiene.
Concerned authorities have been lackadaisical about drafting regulatory guidelines for this new and controversial transplant procedure.
Altering the ‘opportunity cost’ of women working outside the home must begin with dropping the assumption that domestic work is the woman’s to do.
“The question is what evidences the courts will rely upon in such circumstances, as there can be no lasting evidence in case of sexual acts between a man and his own wife.”
The decision is made in the light of the Supreme Court rendering ‘triple talaq’ as unconstitutional in a historic ruling last week
If the legislature is serious about introducing gender parity in personal laws, it should not focus all its energies on one particular religion.
Instead of developing jurisprudence based on the intersectionality of gender and religious identity, we are presented with a laboriously lengthy and impotent decision which reflects the judges’ lack of knowledge on feminist jurisprudence.
There is high demand for skilled women in the hospitality trade, but women face stiff familial opposition, right from the moment they enroll in courses.
Despite facing political and financial challenges, sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society.
We must address the diversity within the Muslim community and achieve representation, democratisation and accountability to truly fight for women’s equality.
“To punish a rape victim by making her marry the perpetrator of a horrible crime against her – there is no place in today’s world for such hideous laws.”
The judgment – in the way it defines privacy and dignity of an individual – has far reaching implications on the rights of LGBTQI individuals.
Violence Erupts After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Convicted of Rape; HC Orders Seizure of All Dera Properties
The sentencing will take place on August 28. Singh has been taken into custody.
The judgment makes it clear that in a democracy, the rights of minorities, especially discrete and insular ones, are as sacred as those conferred on citizens to protect their freedoms and liberties.
Justice A.P. Shah said, “There is very little scope now for those wanting to support Section 377…invading the bedroom can’t be considered reasonable restriction [on the fundamental right to privacy].”
Extracts from the judgement that impact Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.
Lakhs of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers, now camping in Panchkula and Chandigarh in support of their ‘Living God’, are most impressed with his welfare work.
The two-and-a-half-page White House document gives defense secretary Jim Mattis six months to fully implement the ban on transgender people in the military.
The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.
“He hates women’s cricket,” Edulji said of former BCCI president N. Srinivasan.
In north Bihar’s Kosi, groundwater is very close to the surface, so people prefer to have their toilets farther away from home or they think defecation will contaminate their drinking water supply.