Socialist Feminism

Socialist feminism emerged as a branch of the feminist movement during the 1960s and 1970s which focused on liberating women by restraining economic, cultural and political forces that oppressed women. The theory of socialist feminism expands the Marxist idea of feminism, which focuses on the role played by capitalism in the oppression of women. SocialistContinue reading “Socialist Feminism”

A Study of The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

Abortion refers to the termination of pregnancy by the expulsion of the embryo or foetus from the uterus of the mother-to-be before the period of gestation is complete. It can be classified into two types – induced and spontaneous. Induced abortion refers to voluntarily causing abortion with the help of a service provider. Spontaneous abortion,Continue reading “A Study of The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971”

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”

Equality and Inequality in India

Inequality is a fact. Equality is value The word equality means a state of equilibrium or a state where everyone is equal in rights, opportunities and resources. The debate on concept and state of equality and inequality around the world has been going on since decades among academicians of various disciplines. However, the concept ofContinue reading “Equality and Inequality in India”

Empowerment of Women with Special Emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal

Gender quality, which is one of the most crucial goals of the 2030 agenda in achieving the 17 sustainable development goals can be achieved only if women are empowered. In the next coming years, we must see more women participating in political, economic, and other fields with equal rights and benefits. What are Sustainable DevelopmentContinue reading “Empowerment of Women with Special Emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal”

Reproductive Rights of Women

The rights of women have always been ignored and women have been considered inferior to men. Even today most societies in the world live with this taboo considering women a minority. Over the years many changes have taken place in the situation of women but not considerably. In a lot of countries especially in aContinue reading “Reproductive Rights of Women”

India Should Say ‘#MeToo’ for Better Harassment Laws

The Vishakha Guidelines was the beginning of a new era for sexual harassment laws, but does more work need to be done? From time immemorial, womxn have faced suppression. Bound to their houses, given no civil rights, regarded as the inferior sex. Times have changed, womxn are no longer as meek and docile. Today theyContinue reading “India Should Say ‘#MeToo’ for Better Harassment Laws”

Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?

Abortion as a procedure to terminate a pregnancy has been practised from ancient times by midwives, nurses etc. However, the discussion about Abortion and Abortion laws came up with the second wave of feminism in the world in around 1960s where feminists aimed for civil rights and reproductive rights including the choice of abortion forContinue reading “Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?”

Witch Hunting And Witch Branding Of Tribal Women In Jharkhand

Our Bharat, a secular country of diversity, where every person has been blessed with a right to practice his/ her religion and culture, which have been sensitively moulded up with various kinds of customs, beliefs and practices that are being followed from time immemorial. These deeply rooted social and traditional practices and various religious mythicalContinue reading “Witch Hunting And Witch Branding Of Tribal Women In Jharkhand”

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

Sexual Harassment at workplace is a problem that is faced by women all around the world and it is not only limited to underdeveloped countries and developing nations but it takes place even in most developed and advanced countries, in every sphere of life women are tried to be oppressed and dominated. Sexual harassment atContinue reading “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace”

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”

Combating Intimate Terrorism

The world certainly is not a stranger to the acts of domestic violence. According to the World Health Organisation 1/3rd women across the globe who have been in a relationship have been subjected to some kind of physical or sexual violence by their intimate partners[1].  Research proves that in crises, there has always been anContinue reading “Combating Intimate Terrorism”

The Changing Face of Women’s Political and Economic Participation in the Middle East – A Study

Women are becoming more prominent actors in the political sphere and they are taking meaningful roles within the state. At the same time, economic hardship have forced more and more women to work outside the house, leading to changing views about their own position in the family and also greater acceptance social acceptance amongst men.Continue reading “The Changing Face of Women’s Political and Economic Participation in the Middle East – A Study”