The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
A recent wave of braid-cutting incidents has sparked fear and anger throughout the Valley, with locals blaming the government for not acting quick enough.
If everyone in Hollywood – or any other industry – started renouncing peers for sexual misconduct, how many would be left standing?
“These reports are being generated and sustained only because Islamophobia is so rampant in Kerala, across parties.”
Literally every woman, except the very old and young, has had experiences of either being molested or experiencing an extreme level of abuse like gangrape.
The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60% are preventable.
The court made it clear, however, that it was not dealing with the issue of marital rape as a whole.
The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government’s affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any scheduled offences were discovered.
Police, state-aligned media and the religious establishment all see it as a public duty to combat the ‘spread’ of homosexuality.
“It is alarming to have an adult woman today to be ordered into ‘protective custody’ of her parent’s home under the orders of a Court, denied mobility, communication and the company of her friends and well wishers.”
The resolution called for the protection of the rights of foreign nationals facing the death penalty under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the grounds on which India had sued Pakistan in the ICJ.
Does a woman’s consent – or lack of it – fail to mean anything if she is married?
While the influx of refugees into Bangladesh continues, the needs of the more vulnerable populations such as women and children are yet to be fully responded to.
Bodies like JNU’s GSCASH sensitise and create dialogue on gender and sexual politics at the university, and on how this interplays with other social and cultural locations and identities.
The liberation Mahatma Gandhi sought for women is still more an ideal than a reality.
The university has for years remained plagued by conservative forces, gender inequality and the administration’s callous attitude towards women’s safety.
Baby boxes, where mothers can give up their children anonymously, are a visible symbol of the debate on abortion and the rights of women and children.
The Twitter user was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed”.
Germany’s parliament approved marriage equality in June after Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to make the vote a matter of conscience.
Scientist Kuljeet Kaur is working on ‘experimental indirect astronomy’, which is one of the few ways to study the cosmos without telescopes.
The court refused to show any sympathy to the convict, saying it would do “immense harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence”.
The move does not address the onerous burden Saudi women carry on account of the male guardianship system and is instead intended only to shore up the stature of the crown prince.
Economics does a pretty good job at explaining and predicting patterns in marriage that would otherwise appear irrational.
By setting a different standard of consent for educated women in the recent acquittal of Mahmood Farooqui, the law has failed to acknowledge that rape, even when it is not a stranger rape, is an act of power and dominance.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
While India’s economy grows, gender inequality is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately, data shows.
The biggest obstacle to women’s freedom is the male guardianship system.
The percentages for other cities, for the same time of the night, are 54% in Bengaluru, 48% in Chennai and 30% in Mumbai.
The appointment of Royana Singh comes when the university is under scrutiny for comprising women’s safety.
In the US, today, the share of women graduating in mathematics and statistics is higher than in economics.
Violence in childhood is often deeply embedded in social norms, including patriarchal ideas that perpetuate gender inequality and underpin interpersonal violence against women and children.
O.P. Upadhyay was convicted by a Fiji court for sexually harassing a 21-year-old woman.
Misinterpretations of the MTP Act reflect the failure of the legal system to treat vulnerable pregnant women as persons capable of making decisions concerning their body.
“We are at a loss to understand why what appeared to be a well functioning body in JNU needed to be disbanded and could not seamlessly incorporate an Internal Complaints Committee.”
Judge sets aside conviction of writer-director, saying he doubted whether the incident took place without the victim’s consent and if it did whether Farooqui could “discern/understand the same”.
A number of students and two journalists were injured in a lathi charge by the police on Saturday night, after which the chief minister asked the divisional commissioner to file a report.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Condensed matter physicist Archana Lakhani is the only woman scientist at CSR Indore – and this has been the case for the last ten years.
“There is freedom in cycling. We are not dependent on anyone now. I can never give this up.”