April 06, 2013

On sexuality education: an interview with TARSHI

TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a Delhi-based NGO that works on sexuality with an affirmative and rights-based approach. It runs an infoline on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, HIV, contraceptive choices, sexual and gender identities, violence, safety and pleasure. The organisation is also involved in training, advocacy and research. […]

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 30, 2013

Sexuality Education: Possibilities for freedom from violence and inequality

(This article appeared first in Teacher Plus, 5 February 2013 under the title, “Sexuality education: why we need it”. We are cross-posting it here in the light of recent stories such as this one.)   Sexuality education has been a much contested issue the world over. People are divided over whether sex education should be […]

November 05, 2012

A Short Enraged Note on Consent and Coercion

“And so we decided not to go to CASH since we’d all been drinking”, the 23 year old concluded her story about why she and some friends were not taking a case of sexual harassment by a classmate to her University’s Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH). Thank you Government of Maharashtra! This is what happens […]

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