Behind the Guise of ‘Guru’: Sexual Harassment Against Students

By Anonymous Editor's Note: Gurus, or teachers have always been thought of as the most noble, most selfless beings. They have always been thought of as the candle that burns itself to provide light to its students.  In the recent times, teachers have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. It … [Read more...]

Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013: Sexual Offences

By Yamini, National Law University Jodhpur Editor's Note: The nation-wide outrage over the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of the physiotherapy intern in India’s very own capital city, New Delhi was the driving force behind the passing of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. It has … [Read more...]

Harmful Traditional Practices: Crimes Against Women Under The Garb Of Custom And Tradition

By Sonakshi, NLU Jodhpur Editor's Note: Due to some social structures, traditions, stereotypes and attitudes about women and their role in society, they become particularly vulnerable to certain crimes. Fundamentalist groups often center on controlling women, using cultural arguments against … [Read more...]

Sexual Offences: Liability and Punishment

By Sonakshi Verma, National Law University Jodhpur Editor's Note: Sex related offences are a universal phenomena, which take place in every society in different circumstances and social settings.  It may take the form of sexual violence, which sometimes cause severe and irreparable damage to the … [Read more...]

Female foeticide

By Gayatri Loomba The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Editor’s note: Female foeticide is the gory practise of sex-selective abortion, which renders the girl child a victim of the highest degree of gender-rooted prejudice. This paper examines the factors leading … [Read more...]

Unionisation of sex workers in India

By Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: India recently decriminalized prostitution, making the profession legal but retaining brothel ownership as illegal. This afforded protection to women from abuse, social stigma and the paper examines a rising need for unionization of the industry, allowing them a … [Read more...]

Regulation of prostitution in California

Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: Prostitution and all activities related to it including solicitation, offering, and so on, have been deemed criminal offences by the State of California, with punishment extending upto 10 years and a fine. However, a large amount of citizens want this law to be … [Read more...]