Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a manifestation of inequality within the home. It is therefore, not enough to advocate for the implementation of laws criminalising domestic violence. There is a need to create an enabling environment in which a woman is able to assert her rights and seek legal recourse. It is, therefore, essential to…

Constitutional Background The Indian Constitution guarantees equality as ‘Fundamental Rights’ in Articles 14, 15 and 16 under Part III. Article 14 guarantees equality before law and the equal protection of laws. Article 15 prohibits discrimination ‘only’ on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth, or any of them. Article 15 also allows…

In July 2008, Indira Jaising was elected to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW, an expert body established in 1982, is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues from around the world.
The Committee’s mandate is very specific: it watches over the progress  made for women in those countries that are the…

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