INTRODUCTION In India, child abuse is at its infant stage as a social issue that requires attention and intervention. The bodily, sexual or mental abuse, particularly by the caretakers or parents, is generally known as child abuse. [i]Child abuse is … Continue reading Re-thinking Child Abuse, Determinants of Parenting and Neglect
INTRODUCTION Women’s legal age to marry has always been a matter of great concern in India over the past few decades. After the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950, the Child Marriage Act has undergone various modifications. Since 1978, … Continue reading “Marry me later” – On the proposed marriageable age for Indian women
The pandemic has been tough for all but merciless and inhumane to some. This ‘some’ includes women facing violence and abusive behaviour by a partner or other family members. This article focuses on the brutality faced by women who have … Continue reading Suppress Corona, Not Your Voice: Effective Implementation of Domestic Violence Act
No women should be told that she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. – Kamala Harris Worldwide, abortion is acknowledged as an important aspect of reproductive health of women. At … Continue reading The Insoluble Dilemma of Termination of Pregnancy
Recently, Sudan has made a landmark move by amending its Criminal Code and penalizing the archaic practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) making it punishable by three years of imprisonment. The law states that whoever “removed, mutilated the female genitalia … Continue reading Outlawing the practice of ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ in Sudan- An advanced step towards preaching Health as Human Rights
The world has been facing the COVID 19 crisis since the past few weeks which has led various countries to a period of complete lockdown, one of which is India. Now, being under lockdown for almost forty days. During this … Continue reading Increase in Domestic Violence: A supplementary malady to COVID-19?