In India, Women With Disabilities Are Doubly Vulnerable to Sexual Violence and Apathy
India's disability laws are insensitive to gender, while gender laws are insensitive to disability. This puts women with disabilities at heightened risk of sexual violence and mistreatment.
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legal Victories for Women Also Led To Pro-LGBT Rulings
Several anti-discrimination court rulings for the LGBT community in the US have borrowed heavily from the RBG playbook.
In Rhea Chakraborty, Misogynist India Found Thomas Hardy’s Rhoda Brook
Following the death by suicide of Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian society found the perfect scapegoat in his partner, Rhea Chakraborty.
What the US Supreme Court Can Learn About Rights-Protection From Its Indian Counterpart
Recently, the US Supreme Court recognised gender identity as a ground for discrimination, but in a limited sense. The Indian Supreme Court has shown a better approach.
Women in India’s Informal Sectors Continue to Remain Outside Maternity Benefit Coverage
Despite policy amendments, large number of women informal sector workers do not have access to any sort of maternity benefit. This is in serious contradiction with international labour standards.
Men, Not Women, Need to be Educated for a More Gender-Equal Society
Since forever, women have made compromises to keep relationships intact despite violence and discrimination. Its time we start teaching men to behave better.
As Teaching Moves Online, Gender and Class Divides Flare Up Like Never Before
In India, online teaching, the new normal during COVID-19, is enmeshed in a web of gender relations and class distinctions.
Why India Should Not Postpone the Women’s Reservation Bill Anymore
The long-pending draft law is an absolute necessity in a country like India where women continue to be denied equal opportunity in every sphere.
Pakistan’s Honour Killing Malice Continues Unabated, Despite Legal Changes
The recent honour killing of two teenage girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is a jarring reminder of the plague that afflicts Pakistani society.
COVID-19: Women Are Bearing the Brunt of Shifting Workspaces
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed workspaces from offices to homes. And as usual, women have fallen at the short end of this new arrangement.