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.
“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.”
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.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. The farms are never in their names as current inheritance laws are depriving them of their right.
Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, explains why she thinks marital rape should be criminalised.
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.
If the legislature is serious about introducing gender parity in personal laws, it should not focus all its energies on one particular religion.
“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.”
Different opinions emerged from the five-judge constitution bench.
While women’s rights groups and political parties hailed the decision as progressive, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board welcomed three judges’ emphasis on the freedom of religion.
This week: Why women are joining the alt-right, a young woman’s thoughts on joining the RSS and the gendered expectations of nationalism.
The case of a woman converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim man of her own volition has become about everyone else, ignoring the woman herself and what she wants.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
By saying that the misuse of IPC Section 498A is rampant and needs to be tackled by instituting welfare committees to look into cases before action is taken, the court has revealed its biases.
Chile’s Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country’s strict abortion law due to abstained votes and holidaying lawmakers.
While the courts deliver pro-women judgements around abortions, parliament has delayed passing much-needed amendments to the MTP Act.
The new measure is a significant step in the deeply conservative country as physical education for women is controversial, and is widely considered immodest.
According to a new study from now until 2030, developing countries will lose trillions of dollars to the largely-outlawed practice of child marriage.
Focused on climate change and environmental concerns, the party had taken the centre stage in the 2000s, but its all-embracing approach towards refugees and lack of clarity on issues affecting the voters is now dragging it down.
She was called a prostitute and imprisoned. Her father had to appeal to the Saudi king to release her. Her only crime? Getting behind the wheel.
There has been a consistent drop in the female-male labour participation rate, highlighting the need for policy interventions.
Conversations with women from Pakistan have shown that domestic violence is the main deciding factor in their views on marriage.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women declared 2017 the year of empowerment of indigenous women, which is a precondition for a more equal world.
According to the court, a woman is just a vulnerable body incapable of knowing what’s best for her and what she wants.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
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.