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Flavia Agnes


Flavia Agnes is a legal scholar and a women’s rights activist.

While acquitting Franco Mulakkal, trial court puts victim on trial
Tue, Jan 18, 2022

🔴 Flavia Agnes writes: The judgment will serve to silence hundreds of victims of abuse by the clergy, who might have received inspiration from this case to bring their abusers to task

Bombay HC judgment is a hair-splitting exercise that restricts scope of POCSO
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

The Bombay HC judgment needs to be set aside and the comments expunged to repose the faith of all survivors of sexual violence in the judicial system.

Draconian and dangerous
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

There is no proof that death penalty will deter sexual violence against children. It could further harm victims

Unsafe at home, and in the workplace
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Five years after a gangrape in the capital sparked widespread protests on the issue of sexual assault, stringent laws have not proved to be a deterrent, or created safe spaces for women.

Whose fight is it anyway?
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The polar positions taken in the Supreme Court hearing on the triple talaq matter obfuscate a question fundamental to the issue: Women’s agency.

Gender justice, in fact
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.

Crime repeats itself
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

The story of the rape victim in Cuddalore, forced to marry her rapist, shows how little has changed since the Mathura case.

Castration not the answer to curb sexual violence against women, children
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

While it is easy to get momentary fame by making such sensational comments, these comments only show that the judges are not aware of the ground reality.

Not by a stricter law alone
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Disturbing new trends have emerged in rape judgments

Her own mistress
Thu, Aug 02, 2012

Rohit Shekhar’s paternity suit will help vulnerable women claim their rights

Consent and controversy
Sat, May 12, 2012

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha will criminalise sexual activity between consenting adolescents

Limited vindication of the rights of women
Tue, Mar 27, 2012

The proposed amendments to marriage laws lack the detail to guarantee women their full due

Home is Where the Hurt is
Sun, Mar 04, 2012

Around March 8,celebrated as International Women’s Day the world over,it has become a habit to focus on “women’s empowerment”.

Always the wife’s burden
Sat, Jul 23, 2011

Our adultery laws hark back to a bygone Victorian mindset

Bringing home the child
Tue, Jun 21, 2011

The new adoption guidelines do not go the last mile.

The mother,the child and the marriage
Fri, Apr 08, 2011

The Supreme Court moves forward on the rights of ‘illegitimate’ children. But what about the women who bear them?

What’s yours should remain yours
Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Divorce may be easier,if ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ becomes a reason. But divide property fairly.

Going gently into that good night
Thu, Mar 10, 2011

The case-by-case evaluation for passive euthanasia is essential,to prevent misuse.

Shah Bano to Shabana Bano
Tue, Dec 15, 2009

The many small victories for Muslim women’s rights....

Twice shy
Sat, Sep 26, 2009

The recent ruling on maintenance rights and bigamy strikes a blow for womens’ dignity....

Courts rescue Christian women
Wed, Sep 27, 2000

The Christian divorce law is the most antiquated statute in the country. Women trapped in violent marriages are subjected to extreme degra...

Is a working woman entitled to alimony?
Mon, Aug 10, 1998

I have four school going children. My husband deserted me five years ago. Since then I have been working as a peon in a school. My husban...