As the world’s largest democracy and the second fastest growing economy of the world, India even till date has a reality of over 35 million girls missing from its population, which leaves little cause for celebrations. The existence of a strong preference for sons in India, particularly in northern India, is an uncontested fact. At the same time, there is growing international concern about the … Continue reading The Endangered
“Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?” – Sue Johanson Child sexuality basically refers to sexual feelings and behaviour towards opposite sex, someone of the same sex, or both. In the years … Continue reading Rethinking Child Sexuality In India – An Analysis of POCSO
Rape is sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. Known to be the most common crime committed against women, the world has, sadly, seen a steady rise in the number of rapes over the last few decades. Statistics on rape and sexual assault are commonly available in advanced countries, however, they are … Continue reading Rape Culture – Whose Fault Is It?
Kudrat Dev, Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. Continue reading My Everyday Struggle – The Feminist Attack
You do all the bad You do make me sad The lust in your stare The nomadic care Each night I am thrown I cry all alone The games you have played The traps you had laid Now, tears don’t flood You fed my blood I have no insight I submit to fight I gave you my heart You gave me my pain Now I … Continue reading Beacuse, I am a Girl.
The room was hot and stuffy. I could hear the noises of vehicles as they whizzed past the dingy office. I could hear men talk in loud voices, as I waited for someone to attend to my need. Sitting there, my mind began to wander, and I thought of my days at home. Those wonderful memories seemed to be from a past I barely recognized … Continue reading Sold off in Marriage
Meting out “exemplary punishment” to juveniles (those below 18 years of age) involved in heinous crimes, such as rape and murder, by amending the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. The petition, filed by an advocate Salil Bali, pleaded that the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, needs amendment, as it does not talk about the physical or mental … Continue reading Should the Juvenile Justice Act be Amended?