The Issue of Marital Rapes in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction According to the UN Women’s 2011 report, out of 179 countries for which data was available, 52 had amended their legislation to explicitly make marital rape a criminal offense. However, India is one of the countries where marital rape is yet to be even recognized. Recently, the High Court of Chhattisgarh… Continue reading The Issue of Marital Rapes in India – Explained, pointwise

Mother of all forms: Many official documents still don’t allow mother’s name to be a standalone marker of parentage. Change this

What is the news? Madras High Court is hearing a PIL seeking revision of all official documents that recognise only the father’s name, and offer no space for the mother’s name. During the case, the Madras HC issued a notice to both central and state governments and demanded explanations. Non-compliance in previous instances In 2015,… Continue reading Mother of all forms: Many official documents still don’t allow mother’s name to be a standalone marker of parentage. Change this

Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation

Source: This post is based on the article “Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation” published in The Times of India on 31st August 2021. Relevance: Reservation for women in the legislature. Synopsis: Providing reservations for women in a way that makes the parliament gender equal. Context: With women performing excellently in sports, cinema & other… Continue reading Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation

What women bring to the 21st century workplace

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To recognize qualities of women and map them according to socio-economic needs Synopsis: There is a need to see more women in positions of power, and that can only happen if they are recognized and enabled for their strengths and not for acting ‘like men’ Introduction Women comprise 48% of the population,… Continue reading What women bring to the 21st century workplace

Need to bridge the gender technology gap

Synopsis: Access to technology is so crucial to ensure public health and safety. In recent years, health care has largely moved online, and it has resulted in the gender gap in accessing it. Gender gap in access to technology According to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) estimates, Around 390 million women in low- and… Continue reading Need to bridge the gender technology gap

Women as temple priests: An idea whose time has come

Why we need to permit women as a priest?  Context: Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister PK Sekar Babu’s remark that women could be appointed priests in the 35,000-odd temples in the state is long overdue.  Two major criticisms against the entry of women: The fear of women coming in contact with men, and notions of purity… Continue reading Women as temple priests: An idea whose time has come

Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’

Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’ News: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions to check the rampant rise in sexual exploitation of women. Important Facts: 2. According to the petition, if Vishakha Guidelines are extended… Continue reading Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’