Flavia Agnes is a legal scholar and a women’s rights activist.
There is no proof that death penalty will deter sexual violence against children. It could further harm victims
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.
The polar positions taken in the Supreme Court hearing on the triple talaq matter obfuscate a question fundamental to the issue: Women’s agency.
Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.
The story of the rape victim in Cuddalore, forced to marry her rapist, shows how little has changed since the Mathura case.
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.
Disturbing new trends have emerged in rape judgments
Rohit Shekhars paternity suit will help vulnerable women claim their rights
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha will criminalise sexual activity between consenting adolescents
The proposed amendments to marriage laws lack the detail to guarantee women their full due
Around March 8,celebrated as International Womens Day the world over,it has become a habit to focus on womens empowerment.
Our adultery laws hark back to a bygone Victorian mindset
The new adoption guidelines do not go the last mile.
The Supreme Court moves forward on the rights of illegitimate children. But what about the women who bear them?
Divorce may be easier,if irretrievable breakdown of marriage becomes a reason. But divide property fairly.
The case-by-case evaluation for passive euthanasia is essential,to prevent misuse.
The many small victories for Muslim womens rights....
The recent ruling on maintenance rights and bigamy strikes a blow for womens dignity....