The Endangered

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

Rethinking Child Sexuality In India – An Analysis of POCSO

“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 Culture – Whose Fault Is It?

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?

Should the Juvenile Justice Act be Amended?

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?