Workplace harassment: Sensitization on PoSH act isn’t a priority for government institutes, shows RTI reply

By Anushka Pardikar Workplaces in India continue to be biased, misogynistic and unsafe for women. After the pandemic introduced work from home model, the issues of harassment and bullying have become furthermore complicated. The organizations and experts working on issues of safety at workplaces have reported an increase in the number of harassment incidents that women employees continue to face. All of this is despite … Continue reading Workplace harassment: Sensitization on PoSH act isn’t a priority for government institutes, shows RTI reply

An open letter to straight men in India

By Dr. Ameya Bondre To, The heterosexual man. Subject: Nine questions that may help you deconstruct your homophobia. Dear Sir, You represent a community whose hatred, prejudice and stigma have driven people to guilt, shame, depression and even suicides in India. Do you know how? Sample this – 1. Gay people are bullied and ridiculed in schools and colleges; and there is no real difference … Continue reading An open letter to straight men in India

Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

By Anushka Pardikar Climate change is universal and all-encompassing, yet, its effects are unequally distributed in a manner that one section of the society is disproportionately affected by repeated occurrences of climate disasters. The gravity of impact is directly proportional to the ability of individuals and communities to respond to climate risks which is in turn dependent upon social identities, and lived reality. It is … Continue reading Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

Population control bill: A coercive action on fundamental rights

By Anubhav Kumar Economic development of a country and its population have a controversial relationship with each other, viewed differently by various economists. While some fear the growth may affect negatively, others consider it as a potential workforce. The Malthusian ‘fears’ of overpopulation, sans any scientific evidence, historically have been the major force leading governments to take coercive action such as adoption of ‘one child … Continue reading Population control bill: A coercive action on fundamental rights

Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

By Bhawna Gandhi In the last three parts (Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here) of our  Domestic Violence Laws Simplified Series, the author explained the functioning  of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled to under the law. In this last and final part, the author shall discuss the … Continue reading Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

By Bhawna Gandhi In Part I and Part II of our article series on domestic violence, the author simplified the understanding of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled under the law which varies with facts and circumstances of the cases.  Woman’s right to residence is threatened whenever there is a complaint of domestic violence … Continue reading Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

By Bhawna Gandhi In part I, we traced the origins of law governing domestic violence and its application by court in ensuring dignity and safety of women. In this part we shall discuss in brief, the protection and remedies available to the aggrieved woman.  Aggrieved woman, as explained in part I, can file a complaint on domestic violence with the police, a protection officer, a service … Continue reading Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

87% women never reported any instance of sexual harassment, reveals a survey by The Analysis

“Sexual harassment is everywhere”, shares a 24 year old woman respondent. “I would be surprised to know if any woman has not been subjected to any form of harassment at least once in her life” she says further.  As much as these remarks may appear shocking, it is an unfortunate truth in our society where women had to fight their way through to reach top … Continue reading 87% women never reported any instance of sexual harassment, reveals a survey by The Analysis

Mainstreaming gender to fight against climate change

By Abhimanyu Shrivastava Last year we marked the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, which is aimed at advocating gender equality and building a more inclusive world. The Beijing Platform Action remains the most significant policy framework till date which talks about protecting and nurturing the women rights. Today, the road to achieve a more equal life for women and girls in different spheres has … Continue reading Mainstreaming gender to fight against climate change

Understanding Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

By Neha Tripathi Concept of Gender Equality: Views by Wollstonecraft and Mill What do we exactly mean by Gender Equality? Though there is no set definition but there have been various approaches and indices based on which gender equality is generally understood. These indicators are basically based on the idea of gender differences in the area of health, education, political representation and paid labour. The … Continue reading Understanding Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights