RAPE AND CASTE RIVALRY

By: Kruti Venkatesh (National Law University, Jodhpur) “Don’t wash the stinking rags of our lives We are naked already. Don’t strip us in front of the whole world.”                                                      …

WOMEN EMPLOYEES AND UNINTERRUPTED CHILD CARE LEAVE

By: Varun Tripathi (Symbiosis Law School, Pune) The Supreme Court of India has once again stood steadfast as the protector of individual fundamental rights. In a recent decision in Kakali Ghosh vs. Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Administration and Ors[1], a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Mukhopadhyaya J, and Gopala Gowda J, held that…

OPEN DEFECATION AND WOMEN SAFETY

By: Yashasvi Raghuvanshi (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow) The lack of toilets puts India’s women at risk of assault. This has been affirmed by the incident in which two young girls were raped and hanged from a tree in Badaun – a remote spot in India’s largest state – which has become…

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN BOLLYWOOD: A MYTH OR REALITY?

By: Ishita Das (National Law University, Jodhpur) ‘Bollywood’ is the phrase popularly used to refer to one of the largest film industries in the world thriving in the populous nation of India. Bollywood has played a very prominent role in shaping the cultural ethos and value system of India’s citizens. Bollywood, mainly referring to the…

I HAVE BEEN MOLESTED

By: Abhaya (Name has been changed upon the authors’ request) Delhi! … a dream come true. Being a small town girl from Uttar Pradesh I was on cloud nine to have got an admission in a prestigious Delhi College. Life seemed to have gifted me with wings – wings to fly, fly high, as high…