Tag Archives: India

Civil society opposes patent on sofosbuvir

10 September, 2014- In a move towards furthering access to affordable medicines, Lawyers Collective through Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, the Hepatitis Coalition of Nagaland and Network of PLHIV living in the Asia Pacific region (APN+), filed a pre- grant challenge to

Letter to the Chief Justice of India regarding Creche

I write to inform you that several of us welcome  the changes introduced in the premises of the Supreme Court which we have noticed on the reopening of the Court.  In particular the public corridors are neat and clean and

Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced

India gets its first online course on sexual harassment act

The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi has launched an online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, in partnership with Rainmaker, to help women gain awareness of the law and the options available to those who

Mahila Congress to set up complaints panel on sexual harassment

The All India Mahila Congress has decided to set up an internal complaints committee to deal with cases of sexual harassment following the guidelines under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Read More

Misogynistic comments by politicians embarrass India abroad

Indian on Wednesday found itself on an embarrassing position at the 58th UN session on the Committee on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with the United States delegation taking serious cognizance of the

“Scrap Holiday for Justice” by Justice K.Chandru

“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings

Horrified at reports of violence against women in India: U.S.

The United States has said it is “horrified” at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors. Read More