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Tag: Women & Women Issues

What is Domestic Violence?

Context: Forty years after the introduction of the domestic violence provision in the Indian Penal Code, women are still at risk of having their complaints dismissed or disbelieved by police and judiciary. About domestic violence Protection of Women from domestic violence Act 2005 (PWDVA): […]

Drones to women self-help groups

Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a scheme as part of PM Modi’s ‘lakhpati didi’ initiative under which the central government will provide drones to as many as 15,000 Women’s Self-Help Groups over the next four years. The scheme would have a financial outlay of […]

Women & Judiciary

Context: A study of over 4 lakh FIRs in Haryana has found that not only are cases of violence against women, in which women are the primary complainants, less likely to be registered and more likely to be dismissed in court or result in […]

Draft Menstrual Hygiene Policy

Context: A draft menstrual hygiene policy is out by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Need for Menstrual Hygiene Policy policy About draft Menstrual Hygiene Policy Vision Goal Target Objectives Policy strategy

SC urges woman to rethink plea to end 26-week pregnancy

Context: Recently, a three-judge bench of Supreme Court has urged a married woman to reconsider her decision to abort her pregnancy which has crossed twenty-six weeks. Issues with respect to the time frame (twenty-six weeks) for termination of pregnancy: Critical appraisal Way forward

Demographic transition and change in women’s lives

Context: India’s population has skyrocketed from 340 million at Independence to 1.4 billion, thanks to improved public health and medical advancements. This unexpected decline in mortality has transformed the lives of Indians, especially women, as they navigate longer lifespans and the consequences of fewer […]

Women’s reproductive autonomy is the new catchword

Context: This year’s World Population Day theme, i.e., ‘Unleashing the power of gender equality: Uplifting the voices of women and girls to unlock our world’s infinite possibilities’, could not be more apt for India. When we unlock the full potential of women and girls, […]

Scheme to Support minor rape victims

Context: Recently, recognising the trauma faced by minor rape victims, the government has decided to provide medical, financial and infrastructural support to victims in cases where sexual assault results in pregnancies. About the scheme  As per the rules, it is not mandatory for the […]

Why women bureaucrats lose out on senior posts

Context: From 1951, when the first woman joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), until 2020, women have made up only 13% of all IAS officers. Of 11,569 IAS officers who entered the civil services between 1951 and 2020, only 1,527 were women. Reasons for […]

Meira Paibis

Context: During the recent visit of the Home Minister to Manipur as violence raged in the state, he met with the Meira Paibis as part of his meetings with various civil society groups. About Meira Paibis Social role of Meira Paibis Major actions were […]

Nutrition of adolescent girls in India

Context: The findings of the National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-21) show that 59.1% of adolescent girls were anaemic. The NFHS-4 numbers also reported over 41.9% of school-going girls as underweight, numbers showcase a worrying trend. Health of adolescent girls Recommended dietary allowances of nutrients […]

Amrit Generation campaign

Context: Recently Meta and the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), launched the Amrit Generation campaign. About the Amrit Generation campaign About Meta

Maternal Health

Context: In May, a United Nations report showed that India was among the 10 countries that together accounted for 60% of global maternal deaths, stillbirths and new born deaths. India accounted for over 17% of such deaths in 2020.  Reasons for Poor Maternal Health: […]

  Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights and Population control: The right to reproductive choice means that women have a right to choose whether or not to reproduce, including the right to decide whether to carry or terminate an unwanted pregnancy and the right to choose their preferred method […]

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Context: Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Act) is framed to provide protection to women at workplace against sexual harassment. The Act lays down rules for prevention and redressal of sexual harassment complaints by female workers. Salient […]


Context: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether a single, unmarried woman having a child through surrogacy is an “accepted norm” in Indian society or not. The act defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending […]

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