January 29, 2014

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Honour of Lotika Sarkar

Journal of Indian Law and Society

“Indian Feminisms, Law Reform and the Law Commission of India: Special Issue in Honour of Lotika Sarkar”

Guest Editors: Rukmini Sen & Saptarshi Mandal[*]

CALL FOR PAPERS

Whether in terms of concrete statutory changes or as a discursive […]

January 29, 2014

Foster parenting in Rajasthan

Children – they are more than a third of India’s population. Happily, India’s Constitution guarantees special attention to children through necessary and special laws and policies that safeguard their rights. For instance, the right to equality, protection of life and personal liberty and the right against exploitation is enshrined in Articles 14, 15, 16, 17, […]

July 27, 2013

Commercial Surrogacy: choice and health

Being pregnant comes with its advantages. One of these is that a healthy amount of pampering is expected and endured. Pregnant women can put their feet up more than usual, or at least that’s how it should be, how we want it to be. Because for most of us, this is supposed to be (at […]

July 11, 2013

Rethinking Gender Equity in Transport Planning

I imagine every woman does this. Every time she enters a subway station, a bus or a bus-stop, a cab alone or with children, she looks around almost on autopilot; she is infinitely and finitely aware of her surroundings, the people around her, the density of the crowd she’s in; the instinctive need to protect […]

July 05, 2013

Abhi Aur Safar Baaki Hai

By Kalpana Khare

(This is the fourth of a series of posts written from the experiences at CREA of implementing a program called “Count Me IN! It’s My Body: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Girls through Sports”. The first, second, and third posts are available here. CREA is […]

May 06, 2013

Transportation as a Social Justice Issue

On the evening of the 16th of December, 2012, a young woman and her male friend boarded a public bus in the city of Delhi, India, to go home after watching a movie at a local movie hall. The woman never returned home. She was raped and beaten to death by the driver, conductor and […]

April 24, 2013

Event Announcement: Talk

        Women and Democratic Movements in India: Changing Dynamics, Altered Perspectives Date & time: Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 1 pm Venue: Encina Hall West, Room 208, Stanford University, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA About the event & the speaker: Fee: This event is free and open to the […]

April 02, 2013

Adolescents and the Production of Consent

(This piece engages with consent from another perspective from the one by S. Vinita and Sanjana Gaind reminding us just how complex and diverse these questions are.)   Raising the legal age from 16 to 18 for consensual sex, has been a major point of contention in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The legal […]

March 06, 2013

The non-criminalisation of marital rape

(Editor’s Note: As we get news on the GoI agreeing in retrospect to reduce the age of consent from 18 to 16 in the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, it maintains its stand on rejecting the Verma Committee’s recommendation to include marital rape (read more). In this regard, Anwesha Bhattarchjee’s piece below raises […]

March 06, 2013

6 March EVENT: Mumbai Public Meeting on Women and Online Abusive Speech

When Kashmiri all-women rockband Pragaash recently decided to disband, the online abuse that they had received – including rape threats – was believed to have played an important role in this. The members of Pragaash are not, however, the only ones who have faced such abusive speech. Over recent months, it has become increasingly evident […]

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