Addressing Feminisation of Poverty

Evidence suggests that there has been an increase in the population of poor women globally, so much so that it has led to the emergence of the phenomenon of Feminisation of poverty.[1] The increasing number of women in temporary employment, part-time and low-income jobs show the category of working poor to be gender-biased.The United NationsContinue reading “Addressing Feminisation of Poverty”

Portrayal of Women in Indian Media

With the rapid technological advancement, the power and importance of mass media have been recognised. Mass media has acquired global dimensions. It is considered to be a reflection of our society. Many feminist writers in India have criticised the role of media in portraying women. The main point here is that Indian society is aContinue reading “Portrayal of Women in Indian Media”

Gender Neutral Laws for Rape

A crime as heinous as rape has a restrictive definition in the Indian Law. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code,[1] defines what and what not comes under the ambit of rape with its seven coded situations. The general notion of the crime being only against women has led to it becoming gender-centric and notContinue reading “Gender Neutral Laws for Rape”

Right to Abortion

The right to abortion is one of the most important topics among the socio-legal problems of India. Abortion is multifaceted because it touches on many areas such as ethics, emotions, morals, law, etc. It is one of the most sensitive and controversial topics because it involves taking a life. It is a dilemma that whetherContinue reading “Right to Abortion”