Feminism x Non- Feminism

Has the world become a graveyard of dreams, hopes, ideas, innovation, and ambition? There are several issues affecting girls and women worldwide. From the power of the women’s vote to reproductive rights. Some of the issues they face in their day to day life are inequality in society, dowry, access to education, employment opportunities, maternal health, child marriage, female genital mutilation, trafficking, and less political representation. There are many instances that make me feel that the world is trying to snatch away the identity of girls and women from actually becoming autonomous individuals.

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Feminism: Treatment of Women in Prison

The constitution of India or any other country that provides rights to its people is simultaneously responsible for protecting them. But, when we peep into the reality, the scenario is completely different. Women often face discrimination when they are part of a male-dominated society. Women who are rarely seen in the society are often found in prisons. Studies have shown that they are not even safe in there.

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Maldives Amidst Political Crisis

Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives, declared fifteen-day emergency following the Supreme Court ruling to release high-profile political prisoners of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and to reinstate the twelve legislators convicted for interchanging the parties. Now, question arises on judicial decision making and makers alike and the necessary contribution of the international community to solve the crisis.

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Recognizing Women’s Sexual Autonomy

With the rise of feminism around the world, many positive changes can be visibly perceived in the society in terms of the general outlook on women worldwide. However, it still seems that the society as a whole has forgotten that women are sexual beings and still question what women do with their body sexually. An issue as pressing and worthy of widespread attention as sexual autonomy for women seems to be ignored in the grand scheme of things.

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Dimensions of Gender Inequality in India

Gender inequality subsists in Indian economy and prevails in all sectors of life like health, education, economics and politics. Men have always had the upper hand in these fields, depicting how deeply patriarchy is entrenched in India. Even though gender equality soars to great heights in post-independence era, many steps have been taken in various sectors of life to bridge the gap between men and women and to bring them up to the same level.

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Feminism and International Relations

The word “feminism” was first seen in the in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in the U.S. and the U.K. as a synonym for the promotion of equal contract, marriage, parenting, and property rights for women. Later in time, the term was further employed in debates on sexual, reproductive and economic rights. Looking from a political aspect, as is the case in International Relations, “feminism” contains a distinct definition.

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Because she means a lot

She was twenty-seven, high on fever as she sat near the bed tired of a full day’s work. The bed as if looking back at her, gave her justifying reasons to lie her weary head and tired limbs on it. Yet, she refused to give in to her desperation for rest and looked the other side. Just near the sofa where she was sitting slept her one-year old son who had minor cold. The clock struck twelve in the night, her fever began to get worse, yet she never ceased to rush to the kitchen to refill the bottle of hot milk whenever she heard her son’s cries.

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One Road One Belt Project initiated by Hong Kong WTO Research Institute and Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University

CITEL is currently working on the One Road One Belt project initiated by Hong Kong WTO Research Institute and the Guanghua Law School at Zhejiang University to study the legal and trade policy regimes of various countries within the Silk Road Initiative. The Silk Road Initiative includes Central Asia, West Asia, the Middle East and…

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The India Public Policy Report

This study undertaken by the CHLET aimed to determine and analyze the impact of the landmark judgment of 2 July 2009 by the Delhi High Court on the lives of sexual minorities in Delhi. The Court’s judgment was in response to a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalized consensual sexual activities between homosexual adults conducted in private. The judgment held that Section 377 infringed upon fundamental rights under Articles 14, 15, 21 of the Constitution of India, and declared the section to be unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalized private consensual sexual activity between adults.

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Reputations and Realities: Exploring Policy Effectiveness in Selected States

This study was undertaken by the Centre for Human Rights Studies (CHRS) in collaboration with the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, the Human Rights Law Network, and the Centre for Development and Human Rights. It was conducted with the aim of initiating inquiry and reflection on the morality and effectiveness of the death penalty. The final report, produced as an outcome of a conference held on the subject, summarizes the arguments against the death penalty from various standpoints including empirical, historical, sociological, constitutional, and consequential. The study also includes recommendations and is intended as an advocacy tool. Recommendations were made to the Government, human rights institutions, the judiciary and the legal fraternity, NGOs, media and civil society. The report was published in November 2011.

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