Sex and Gender

ADVOCATE MIRIAM FOZIA RAHMAN AND 76 OTHER WOMAN LAWYERS FROM DELHI HIGH COURT WRITES TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Advocate Miriam Fozia Rahman and 76 other women lawyers from Delhi High Court writes a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India highlighting the failure of the Central and State Governments to secure the Minority Communities in India, their Fundamental Right to life with dignity and safety guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum, is a forum consisting of about 150 women lawyers, for professional engagement of women lawyers, practicing at the Delhi High Court and the Trial Courts.... Read more

SUPREME COURT TELLS ARMY TO REINSTATE 12 WOMEN OFFICERS

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Indian Army to reinstate 12 women short service commission officers (WSSCO) who were released from service after being found unfit for permanent commission.... Read more

NYKAA CEO FALGUNI NAYAR BECOMES INDIA’s RICHEST SELFMADE FEMALE BILLIONAIRE

Falguni Nayyar, the CEO of beauty and wellness E-commerce website NYKAA, now owns a company worth $6.5 billion. Nayyar is now India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.... Read more

BRITISH SIKH ARMY OFFICER HARPREET CHANDI, TO SET ON SOLO TREK TO SOUTH POLE

Captain Harpreet Chandi, a British army officer of Indian descent, will become the first woman of Indian origin to set on a solo trek to the South Pole. The 32 year old officer and physiotherapist flew out to Chile on Sunday to begin her adventure and will make the first unsupported trek to the south pole.... Read more

PREGNANT WOMAN DIES IN POLAND IGNITING PROTESTS, HEALTH MINISTER BACKS ABORTION

An unfortunate death of a pregnant woman has reignited the conversation about abortions in Poland, as protests arise on Sunday. One of Europe’s most devout catholic countries, Poland has been in the front row for banning abortions, with an act that criminalized termination of pregnancies that came in January this year.... Read more

US FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS BLOCK ON ANTI-ABORTION LAW

“Offensive Deprivation” to Constitutional rights is what a federal judge called the ban on abortion by the state of Texas in the United States. The judge pointed out that banning abortion in the second most populous state in the country is against rights.... Read more

MASSIVE PROTESTS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES IN SUPPORT OF ABORTION RIGHTS

Massive protests erupted in all 50 states of the United States in support of abortion rights demanding the procedure be made available to all. Thousands of women were wearing pink hats and T-shirts that said: “Hands off my body”, while walking the streets across the country.... Read more

IN KERALA, MUSLIM LEAGUE DISSOLVES WOMAN’S YOUTH WING HARITHA

The Haritha state committee has been dissolved by the IUML leadership on Wednesday. The Muslim league’s high-level meeting took the decision because the Haritha committee did not comply with the ‘party’s demands’.... Read more

HASEEN DILRUBA – FILM REVIEW

Haseen Dillruba is trying to bring in the flavor of pulp novels and the artifice is inherent to the story. It is trying to sell you an idea of love which rings true in pulp novels but lacks the great skill to make it believable. It only ends up feeding in the false romantic notion of what love should be.... Read more

16 YEAR MERKEL ERA COMES TO AN END IN GERMANY

Merkel is panning to step down now that the election results are out which could be a historic year for Europe’s largest economy. Chancellor Merkel has played the face of Germany and Europe at large, since 2005 when she first took office. Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has claimed victory over the conservatives led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections on Sunday. SPD leader Olaf Scholz has a clear mandate to form the government now.... Read more

CRISES AND HEALING: NEW LESSONS IN THE WAKE OF A POST CAPITALIST WORLD

"When we bring our fights to the watering hole of grief, our political systems, natural environment, economic frameworks, civil society and culture all become living, breathing memorials to what we have lost. What we have lost becomes found, witnessed, honored. In this way, all social justice and human rights work is a collective act of gloried mourning. To have a movement that breathes, you must build a movement with the capacity to grieve."... Read more

READING DOWN OF RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS ESSENTIAL FOR A SAFER INDIA

As we are in the 21st century, its high time to rethink and restructure the divorce laws in the country. The Restitution of Conjugal Rights, a legal provision within the Hindu Marriage Act (1955)/Special Marriage Act (1954), is observed and critiqued by... Read more

“EXPECTING JUSTICE”, HARITHA TO IUML

Haritha, the woman wing of IUML’s students’ faction MSF has been frozen by the party following the complaints filed by ten of its members against the state and district MSF leaders. The women had filed a complaint to the State Women’s Commission after not getting any response from IUML, regarding derogatory, sexual remarks allegedly made by MSF State President P. K Navas and Malappuram district General Secretary V. Abdul Wahab during a MSF meeting on June 22nd.... Read more