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Various Issues Around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or female circumcision is the process of removing or cutting some or all of the external female genitalia.   The ritual is practiced as pre-emptive measure to lessen or control women’s sexuality and sexual desires so that she grow and evolve as epitome of beauty and modesty. How the practice is conducted? […]

Practice of Sati in India

Sati was a practice followed in some Indian communities in which a recently widowed woman used to immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. It is said that it was more prevalent among the higher castes and among those who considered themselves to be rising in social status. Though the act is despicable, some Brahmin […]

Sexual Harassment at Workplace in India: Background and Legislative Actions

Half of the total number of crimes against women is related to the molestation and harassment at the workplace. The parliament has enacted the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to curb the menace of this evil. Background In 1992, Bhanwari Devi, a Saathin of village Bhateri near Jaipur […]