Why Surrogates Are Still Passive Deliverers Of Service, With Few Rights

New Delhi: India’s new laws on surrogacy, meant to prevent exploitative practices, still do not fully recognise the surrogate’s rights to full economic, medical, legal, and …

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Why Courts Must Stop Fixating On The ‘Modesty’ Of Survivors Of Sexual Violence

New Delhi: The use of the archaic idea of feminine “modesty” in the interpretation of the penal laws on sexual violence is regressive because it undermines …

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Why India’s Abortion Law Still Lacks Principles Of Reproductive Justice

New Delhi: India’s abortion law has evolved over 50 years to become seemingly progressive but it is still not rooted in the idea of reproductive justice, …

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Explainer: Patriarchal Rules Continue To Decide Parenthood In Official Documents

New Delhi: After her undergraduate studies, Tara* decided to take an education loan to pursue a Master’s degree. In her loan application forms she named her …

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Why India’s Abortion Law Needs To Be Rid Of Moralism

New Delhi: Last week, the Supreme Court passed an interim order allowing an unmarried woman to abort a 24-week pregnancy. The court ordered the constitution of …

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Fact Check: Why Fears That SC Observation Will Widen Gender Pay Gap Are Baseless

New Delhi: The apex court observed recently that a government employee cannot demand pay parity only on grounds of similarity in designation and quantum of work. …

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