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Marriage Over Consent- Is It Your Only Option?

The Honourable Supreme Court in its ruling on Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not criminalise non-consensual sex, where the woman has been forced into intercourse by her husband. The ruling is flawed, and leaves women and even young girls vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse without any room for legal recourse.

Planned or Unplanned Family- Which One Is Yours?

International organisations have for long advocated the need to perceive reproductive rights through the prism of human rights. While a rights-based approach to the...

Only Way Forward To Tackle Violence Is- Speak Up

Part 1 of our article spoke about violence against women and girls and how digital media can catalyse the much needed change in mindset....

Abortion Kills 20 Lakh Women Every Year: Survey

Abortion remains highly restricted in India. The governing law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971), permits abortions before 12 weeks of pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner or before 20 weeks of pregnancy with the approval of two registered medical practitioners, but only if the mother or child's mental or physical health is in danger. A slightly more liberal amendment is under consideration, but still does not allow abortion if the woman simply wishes to terminate the pregnancy.
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