How woman lawyers are kept out of litigation

Synopsis: While the bench is making slow yet definitive progress with regard to women’s representation, the Bar needs to do much more. Introduction Chief Justice of India raised his concern over women’s count in the judiciary. He observed that at least 50% of women should be there at all levels of the judiciary. Justice D… Continue reading How woman lawyers are kept out of litigation

Abortion allowed till 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

What is the News? The government of India has notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021. These rules have been notified under Section 6 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 2021. What are the key provisions of the rules? Defines Special Categories of Women The act extended the upper limit for medical termination… Continue reading Abortion allowed till 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

Synopsis: Government intervention is needed to bring women equal to men. Introduction Women in India often faced a lot of discrimination owing to the patriarchy. It does not only impact her social life but takes a toll on her professional one also. What is the status of women in India? The gender gap in India has… Continue reading The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

HC: Breastfeeding inalienable constitutional right of a mom

What is the news? A child was stolen from the maternity ward by a psychiatrist and later gave it to another couple by claiming it was their child born out of surrogacy. Police arrested the psychiatrist. Now the case went to the Karnataka High Court over the custody of the child by both the parents.… Continue reading HC: Breastfeeding inalienable constitutional right of a mom

NCW Launches Country-Wide Training & Capacity Building Program For Women In Dairy Farming

What is the News? The National Commission for Women(NCW) has launched a countrywide training and capacity building programme for women in dairy farming. What is the objective of the programme? The programme aims to empower women and help them achieve financial independence by training them in the quality enhancement of dairy products. As part of… Continue reading NCW Launches Country-Wide Training & Capacity Building Program For Women In Dairy Farming

Women’s turn: is reservation the only way to a fair deal in India? Economic growth delivers justice too

Synopsis: Instead of providing reservations to women, it is better to introduce policies that make them economically independent.  Introduction Recently, 3 women judges have been appointed as the judges of the Supreme Court, which now accounts for a total of 12% judges in the Supreme Court. With the counts still very low, even after 75 years… Continue reading Women’s turn: is reservation the only way to a fair deal in India? Economic growth delivers justice too

CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

What is the News? Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has backed 50% representation for women in the judiciary. Women and Judiciary Women constitute only about 30% of the subordinate judiciary. In High Courts, women judges constitute 11.5%. In the Supreme Court, we currently have four women Justices out of the sitting 33. That makes… Continue reading CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

Process to induct women into NDA by May 2022: govt.

What is the News? The Ministry of Defence has informed the Supreme Court that it proposes to have the ‘mechanism’ to induct women cadets into the National Defence Academy (NDA) for entry into the armed forces to be ready in May 2022. What is the issue? In 2020, the Supreme court had asked the government… Continue reading Process to induct women into NDA by May 2022: govt.

Extreme weather events in India made women, children more vulnerable to modern slavery, flags report 

What is the news?  As per the report published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Anti-Slavery International, Climate change-induced extreme weather events put women, children and minorities at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Among other countries, this phenomenon is maximum in India.  The report observed what happened in the Sundarban delta. What are report’s observations… Continue reading Extreme weather events in India made women, children more vulnerable to modern slavery, flags report 

Breaking the Glass Walls: On gender equality

Synopsis: We need to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Barriers that these biases enforce for women must be knocked down at every level. Introduction Gender equality is a moral, business and an intellectual imperative. It is non-negotiable and independent of profession or affiliation or gender. Gender equality benefits both men and women. What… Continue reading Breaking the Glass Walls: On gender equality