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#India – Odisha Assembly passes anti-witch hunting Bill #Vaw #Justice

New indian express [ Updated 05 Dec 2013, 23:46:36 ] PRINT FONT SIZE Bhubaneswar: In a bid to protect women from being branded witch through the prevailing hunting and other similar practices, the Assembly today unanimously passed the Odisha Prevention of Witch-Hunting… Continue Reading →

#India – The Communal Violence Bill must become a Law

Priyanka Chaturvedi Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:49 In 1989, Rajiv Gandhi government brought the Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.  The Act was passed because the normal provisions… Continue Reading →

#India – Mental Health Care Bill cleared by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet  cleared the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 that makes access to mental health care a right of all persons Submitted on Fri, 06/14/2013 – 16:55 The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013… Continue Reading →

#India- Why the Food Security Bill is neither populist nor unaffordable

    The official poverty threshold is low. Many people above the threshold are also poor and look just like the people below the threshold. As a result, there is no reliable way in which subsidies can be targeted only… Continue Reading →

#India – #Aadhaar private ownership of UID data – Part II

  USHA RAMANATHAN | 30/04/2013 , Moneylife.com   Those enrolling on the UID database have not been informed that their data is to yield profit for the UIDAI, Rs288.15 crore a year and its only investor, the government, does not even own the data…. Continue Reading →

#India – The Land Bill is tainted by a colonial hangover

Instead of focussing on the industry, the Centre should uphold the citizens’ rights Madhuresh Kumar 4-05-2013, Issue 18More by the author > Left in the lurch The revised Bill is still vague on rehabilitation and resettlement, Photo: AP Hectic parleys with political parties… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: Tribal girls reveal tales of violence, sexual abuse #Vaw #WTFnews

Chhattisgarh, Updated Mar 28, 2013   New Delhi: Last week, the government passed the much awaited Anti-rape Bill. The Bill promises to tackle sexual crime. But will it really make a difference, especially in the remote corners of this country. An… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Eclipsing Women’s Rights: Sexual Harassment at Sun TV # Vaw

PRESS STATEMENT: 28 March 2013 NWMI demands immediate reinstatement of Woman Journalist The Network of Women in Media, India, an independent forum of media professionals across the country condemns the continued victimisation of a complainant of sexual harassment, and demands… Continue Reading →

#India – summary of the National Food Security Bill, 2013

March 24, 2013  Jean Dreze 1. Preliminaries The Bill seeks “to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life… Continue Reading →

#India- Facts and Myths – Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 #Vaw #Justice #mustshare

FACTS AND MYTHS THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2013, PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT March 16, 2013   FACTS AND MYTHS THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2013, PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT March 16, 2013   The Justice Verma Committee (JVC) report… Continue Reading →

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