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

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 Kerala High Court held… 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

Marital Rape: An indignity to women

Source: This post is based on the article “Marital Rape: An indignity to women” published in The Hindu on 31st August 2021. Relevance: Understand the issue of Marital Rape.  Synopsis: The marital rape exception is antithetical to women’s dignity, equality and autonomy. Introduction Recently, the High Court of Chhattisgarh decided a criminal revision petition. The… Continue reading Marital Rape: An indignity to women

Union Home Minister launches nutritious ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women in his Parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar

Source: This post is based on the Article “Union Home Minister launches nutritious ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women in his Parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar” published in “PIB” on 30th August 2021. What is the News? Union Home Minister has launched a nutritious “Laddu Distribution Scheme” for pregnant women in his parliamentary constituency, Gandhinagar. What is Laddu… Continue reading Union Home Minister launches nutritious ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women in his Parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar

The broken promise of justice in rape cases

Source: This post is based on the following articles. “Rape & insensitivity” published in The Hindu on 30th August 2021 “The broken promise of justice in rape cases” published in the Indian Express on 30th August 2021 Relevance: To understand crimes against women. Synopsis: Despite stringent laws, crimes against women continue. The problems go far… Continue reading The broken promise of justice in rape cases

Women’s panel defends draft Inheritance Bill

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The draft Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021 has met with strong opposition in the State. About Draft Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021: The bill focuses on the provisions related to the legal status of marriage, the procedure of marriage registration,… Continue reading Women’s panel defends draft Inheritance Bill

SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understand evolving notions of gender parity Synopsis: Recent guidelines by SC to allow women candidates to appear for the NDA (National Defence Academy) exam is a welcome step in gender parity. We need to understand all of its dimensions. SC decision to allow women to sit for the NDA exam is one… Continue reading SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces