Time for India to study the impact of climate change on violence against women

Climate change and its impact is rarely discussed within the larger framework of violence against women. Despite being an international concern, climate change is yet to be seen as a contributing factor in aggravating gender-based violence, especially in the global south. Continue reading Time for India to study the impact of climate change on violence against women

All you need to know about termination of pregnancy under the MTP Act

By Team Analysis Abortion in the Indian context is governed by statutory provisions under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and is also a recognised constitutional right as acknowledged by the Supreme Court of India in Justice K.S. Puttuswamy v. Union of India, where it was opined that reproductive rights constitute an inalienable aspect of the right of life and personal liberty as enshrined … Continue reading All you need to know about termination of pregnancy under the MTP Act

The Controversy around Karan Torani’s ‘Chandni Raatein’ Campaign: A Historical Analysis of the Power of the Gaze

While the use of sex workers’ stories in fashion may have rightly triggered a united feminist backlash against the objectification and commercialization of women’s bodies for utilitarian purposes, the article delve deeper into the historical factors that led to the emergence of this profession. Continue reading The Controversy around Karan Torani’s ‘Chandni Raatein’ Campaign: A Historical Analysis of the Power of the Gaze

Ten years of the Indian sexual harassment law: A scope for improvement

By Devashish Vashishth This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the PoSH Act. The act was promulgated on April 22, 2013. Coincidently, it took the legislature 10 years to bring this act into existence. Before the Act, the employees were under the mercy of the Vishakha Judgment.  But after a decade-long period of time to the enactment, the question prevails, whether the act was able … Continue reading Ten years of the Indian sexual harassment law: A scope for improvement

Patriarchal courtrooms: Freedom of women in the eyes of the judiciary

On 24th June 2022 in the matter of Dobbs v. Jackson, the United States Supreme Court overturned a landmark judgment (Roe v. Wade) delivered over half a century ago, effectively depriving citizens of a fundamental right to abortion. The apex court’s decision resulted in the obliteration of the constitutional right to women’s liberty and privacy, and at the same time, their decision making over reproductive choices was granted to the state and its institutions. Continue reading Patriarchal courtrooms: Freedom of women in the eyes of the judiciary

All you need to know about India’s inclusion of cervical cancer vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme

By Team TA India has the highest number of cervical cancer cases according to a study published in The Lancet, followed by China. The central government has taken the initiative to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme for young girls in schools. Here is all you need to know: 1. A study published in The Lancet showed that India accounts for … Continue reading All you need to know about India’s inclusion of cervical cancer vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme

India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

By Team TA Background On 14 November 2022, India announced its  Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the ongoing COP 27. With submitting this strategy document to UNFCCC, India has now joined the group of 57 countries (out of 195) that were mandated to submit the long-term document by 2022 under the UN climate agreements. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris … Continue reading India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

Workplace harassment: Inclusivity and transparency is missing from complaint committees

By: Anushka Pardikar, Anubhav Kumar and Rishabh Shrivastava In Part I of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace series, we examined the status of compliance with the various provisions of the PoSH Act, 2013. We looked specifically at the extent of sensitisation and awareness programmes conducted by major government organisations in the country.  In this part, we analyse the composition of the Internal Complaints … Continue reading Workplace harassment: Inclusivity and transparency is missing from complaint committees

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