Category Archives: women’s rights

Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women’s rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights, … Continue reading

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The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Regulation) Bill, 2010: A Case of Misplaced Priorities?

by Priyattama Bhanj As surrogacy in India continues to grow by the day, the proposed law to regulate it continues to remain in incipient stages. The present guidelines are a consequence of those originally framed by the Indian Council of … Continue reading

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Through my Looking Glass

by Stella James Sometimes the most difficult things to write about are also the most essential. I feel this is especially true when many people, much more scholarly than oneself, have already said and written a lot around the issue, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Noose…

by Ayani Srivastava and Priyattama Bhanj This is the first of a two part series by the authors discussing the changes in the legal system which need to be made in order to ensure that rape laws do not remain … Continue reading

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Justice at Last for Women?

(Admin’s Note: Last December’s Delhi gang rape and murder had triggered nation-wide protests and ultimately resulted in the passing of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Now, yet another gang rape, this time of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, has … Continue reading

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The issue of Reproductive Rights in India: How is it different from other societies?

by Samyak Sibasish Last November, we witnessed the death of a 31 year old Indian woman, Savita Hallapanavar, in Ireland, after doctors refused to give her an abortion 17 weeks into pregnancy, which created quite a huge furore in the … Continue reading

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Marriage as an Economic Partnership

by Saptarshi Mandal What began as a debate on whether getting a divorce should be made easy, has in a welcome move, transformed into one on how to assess the wife’s contribution to the marriage. In 2010, the government introduced … Continue reading

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