ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Why Should the Marital Rape Exception be Removed?

The marital rape exception must be removed as it is no longer legally tenable in light of the Supreme Court decisions in various cases. Contrary to arguments that the central government has advanced repeatedly, these decisions hold that marriage does not mean there is irrevocable consent for sexual intercourse, and that a regressive practice cannot be used to ensure the stability of marriage.

Gendered Experiences of COVID-19: Women, Labour, and Informal Sector

Gendered experiences of COVID-19 are shaped by the intersection of inequalities in the labour markets, intrahousehold power relations during stay-at-home and lockdown orders in the matters concerning care, stress and domestic violence; working from home along with housework, gendered experiences of household responsibilities, domestic violence, sexual violence and child sexual abuse in camps/shelter homes, mental health issues, personal care and frontline healthcare service to the family members. Differential impact of COVID-19 infection and resultant mortality and morbidity rates by gender, caste, ethnicity, and class was also due to arbitrary nature of the state intervention for food security, absence of shelter for migrants workers rendered homeless due to inability to pay rent, inaccessibility of testing for coronavirus and highly inadequate social protection responses to COVID-19.

Centring Women’s Experience

The recent court verdict is a legal recognition of “gendered power imbalance.”

​Searching for Her Space

Thappad questions the predetermined, skewed, and unequal notions about the role of a man and a woman in even a so-called “happy” marriage.
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