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#India – SC reserves decision on the recognition of gender identity of transgender persons

Lawyers Collective     In a case that has the potential to break the binary gender norms of male and female in law and administrative practices in the country, the Supreme Court on 29th October, 2013 reserved its judgment on the… Continue Reading →

#India – For women, more education means salary discrimination at work #Vaw #WTFnews

Chitra Unnithan, TNN | Nov 3, 2013, AHMEDABAD: The more educated a woman, the higher the salary discrimination she faces at work, says a recent study by a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). While women… Continue Reading →

Germany becomes the first European country to recognize ‘indeterminate sex ” #Gender

German passports will be able to have ‘X’ in gender field rather than ‘M’ or ‘F’ It comes after study called for better protection of rights of intersex people Figures show at least 150 intersex babies are born in Germany each… Continue Reading →

Cycling in India is not pleasurable at all, compared to the West #Vaw #Sundayreading

More skirts in the saddle Padmaparna Ghosh, TNN | Oct 27, 2013, Shalini Rao can cycle in the French Alps but the far less challenging Nandi Hills stresses her out. The 48-year-old ENT surgeon, a cycling enthusiast , says dealing with street harassment is far tougher than… Continue Reading →

Above the Law: Violations of Women’s Reproductive Rights in Northern Sri Lanka #Vaw #mustread

Image courtesy The Social ArchitectsThis report, TSA’s fourth, outlines the findings of the organization’s September 2013 field mission on coercive contraception clinics in Kilinochchi District. In early September of this year, activists in Kilinochchi discovered that public health workers had administered the… Continue Reading →

#India – Misogyny, Rape and Medicine #Vaw #mustread

Close encounters with doctors BY Kalpish Ratna . Open Magazine  (Photo: MARTIN LLADÓ/GETTY IMAGES) What is it we talk about when we talk about rape? Perhaps, now is the time for each of us to ask ourselves this question. A national opera… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka – Coercive Population Control in Kilinochchi #maternalhealth #Vaw

by The Social Architects – on 09/13/2013 Recently, women in three Kilinochchi villages were subjected to coercive population control.This incident occurred on August 31, 2013 – at the Veravil government divisional hospital in Kilinochchi.  The affected women reside in Valaipaddu, Veravil and Keranchi[1] ; all… Continue Reading →

Why Opposing Narendra Modi Is A Women’s Rights Issue #mustread

    Women’s organizations in India came together soon after the Gujarat pogrom to seek gender justice and to record the gendered violence, and its aftermath. The International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat was organized by a host of women’s… Continue Reading →

#India – A Male Gang Rape Survivor speaks out #Gender #Sexuality #mustread

The unheard victims of violence   KRISHNA A victim of gay gang rape speaks out after years of living in fear of mockery and ostracism Rape. Lately, this four letter word has been appearing with frightening regularity in the Indian… Continue Reading →

Protest letter to CJI- against comments made by Judge blaming women for acts of #VAW #Gender

Justice N. Kirubakaran, judge of the High Court of Madras while inaugurating a Fast Track Mahila Court is reported to have stated that men alone were not responsible for crime against women. According to a news report he commented that last year’s Delhi… Continue Reading →

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