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How an Indian woman made Ireland vote to legalise abortion #Womenrights

HIGHLIGHTS Savita, a 31-year-old dentist, died at University Hospital Galway in Ireland in 2012 following a septic miscarriage after she was denied an abortion The Eighth Amendment prohibited termination in most cases, including rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality Savita’s… Continue Reading →

SC – Women born before 2005 too have right to ancestral assets #WomenRights

  Amit Anand Choudhary|  HIGHLIGHTS A SC bench said the amended Hindu Succession Act stipulated that a daughter would be a “coparcener” since birth, and have the same rights and liabilities as a son. A coparcener is the one who… Continue Reading →

India – Shayara Banu’s fight against triple talk #WomenRights

Meeting the 35-year-old who recently moved SC seeking a ban on instantaneous triple talaq. She thus becomes the first Muslim woman to challenge a personal law practice, citing her fundamental rights – Written by Shalini Nair | Kashipur | At her parents’… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Kerala registers First All-Women Trade Union #Womenrights

Swetha Dandapani Last month, Kerala registered its first all-women trade union, under the name, Asanghaditha Meghala Thozhilali Union (AMTU) at Kozhikode. Though AMTU was conferred an official registration in January this year, this union, who organized themselves under the name… Continue Reading →

Pages from the history–Trade Union Women #Womenrights

By Jane LaTour 21 September, 2015 Countercurrents.org One of the joys of the 2010 British movie Made in Dagenham comes from watching a working-class woman who’s a trade unionist slowly discovering her ability to inspire other women to stand up… Continue Reading →

Pope Francis Reforms Annulment Process: 9 things to know and share #Womenrights

  Jimmy Akin On September 8, the Holy See released a pair of documents by Pope Francis that reform the way the Church handles annulments. Here are nine things to know and share . . . 1) What is an… Continue Reading →

Why I as a Muslim Woman Don’t Wear a Headscarf #Womenrights

The German Islam Scholar Lamya Kaddor Does the Koran really demand that women wear headscarves? Or is it mainly older men who claim they can decide how women should dress – with no theological foundation whatsoever? For the Islam scholar… Continue Reading →

#Womenrights Landmark judgement: 14-year-old rape survivor allowed to abort by SC

Gujarat Teen, Rape Survivor, Allowed Abortion After 2 Courts Reject Plea All India | Reported by Rohit Bhan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Updated: July 31, 2015 07:55 IST AHMEDABAD:  The team of doctors which examined a 14-year-old girl from Gujarat – who became pregnant after… Continue Reading →

Treat us all equally or step down, Gopichand: Jwala Gutta #Womenrights

She’s just back from her Canadian Open victory, but  Jwala Guttais in no mood for jubilation. In an exclusive, she tells Hyderabad Times why chief national coach Gopichand makes her feel so sore.People listen to us only after we win… I… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Live-in partner can claim maintenance, rules SC #womenrights

SC upholds maintenance for live-in partners AmitAnand Choudhary New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said if a live-in relationship breaks down, the man is bound to pay maintenance to the woman and the children born from the relationship. A… Continue Reading →

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