Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
“It has already come to light that in many cases, these ‘anti-Romeo squads’ have become an even greater source of harassment and fear for women and men,”
A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
The show uses the form of a highly charged soap, complete with dramatic music and cliff-hangers, to impart lessons on spacing between pregnancies, contraceptives, puberty, and domestic violence.
As the country remains preoccupied with the Uttar Pradesh elections, on women’s day, we look at some of the voices that didn’t find political expression in the campaign.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
The petition may or may not change the state of human rights in Chhattisgarh but it will certainly crank open the gates for more women to seek relief for crimes committed against them.
This week’s column looks at multiple interpretations of feminism and gender equality.
The anger over constitutional reservations for women is being expressed in a negative way only because of a larger atmosphere of frustration in the state.
He also criticised people who had “made statements contrary to the faith, limiting the education of the girl child, forcing a glass ceiling on the role women play in society”
In 40 cities across India, a global campaign that protests violence against women will take place for the fifth year running.
“If a girl is ugly and handicapped, then it becomes difficult for her to get married,” says a textbook for class XII students prescribed by the Maharashtra board.
A 2006 study found that women’s rights groups felt the gag rule violated their rights to freedom of speech and association.
The NHRC said that after careful consideration of the material on record, it found that there are in “total 34 victims mentioned in police complaints.”
The Supreme Court’s decision to include women and minors as perpetrators of domestic violence overlooks the ground realities of the lives of women in India.
The debate over triple talaq is morphing from a women’s rights issue to a larger legislative one, with proponents for a uniform civil code jumping into the fray.
The Delhi high court dissolved a couple’s marriage on the grounds that the wife’s refusal to have sex with her husband amounted to mental cruelty.
Battling misogyny, political dynamics and general apathy, women candidates are hoping to herald a change this year.
On October 3, Pinjra Tod organised their second night march titled ‘Women Reclaim the Streets!’ in South Campus, Delhi University.
This week’s column looks at the different ways we talk about women and why we focus on the the particular things that we do.
The reasons offered for barring women from the inner sanctum of the dargah draw from conservative and patriarchal viewpoints, which border on the ridiculous.
Early this month the Supreme Court gave the Centre four weeks to submit its reply to a batch of petitions concerning the practice of triple talaq.
How committed to women’s issues are the parties contesting in Delhi University?
The real questions surrounding the ‘sex scandal’ have little to do with who sacked whom and a lot to do with the way in which we think that sex itself is a morally objectionable act.
There is a need to de-stigmatise the termination of pregnancies and allow for late term abortions since a woman’s right to abortion is a necessary condition for her reproductive autonomy.
With the Rajya Sabha passing The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill,2016, six months of maternity leave will soon be a reality for women working in the organised sector.
Gina Din, the founder and CEO of the Gina Din group, a businesswoman from Kenya, talks about the need for empowering women in Africa.
Somalia has the world’s highest rate of FGM with 98% of women between 15 and 49 having been subjected to the potentially deadly ritual.
The film was denied certification because it has “sensitive gay scenes, use of derogatory words against women and vulgar dialogues”.
Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship Laws Stifle Women’s Freedom Despite Reform, Says Human Rights Watch Report
Dozens of Saudi women interviewed by Human Rights Watch said their lives were subject to male supervision when it came to applying for a passport, leaving the country, getting married and accessing courts and medical treatment.
Even though women are rising up the political ladder, a culture of misogyny and objectification continues to plague their political careers.
The battle over abortion rights is set to have crucial impact on the presidential elections as the public opinion is split over the matter.
Widows are often overlooked because they do not know their rights, or feel compelled to stay silent about the abuse they face, said Naana Otoo-Oyortey, head of women’s rights charity FORWARD.
Women for Human Rights says several discriminatory laws and policies have been amended in recent years, but campaigners say it will likely take many years for old prejudices to die out.
In a statement, 227 Muslim men have issued a call to ban the practices and said that they support the women challenging them.
A woman spokesperson for the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that most Muslim women in the country did not agree with calls for the reform of Muslim personal law.
Referring to a 2015 report on the state of religious minorities in India, Benjamin Cardin said that anti-conversion laws were being used to infringe on the people’s right to religious freedom. India has refused to accept the findings of that report.
The draft policy includes more reproductive rights as well as rights for single women and widows.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality