A collection of short blogs about women's sex-based rights in India

India WDI writes to Govt. Bodies opposing a petition for 'gender neutral' hostels

by MB and Vaishnavi Sundar (03 May 2022)

Concerns regarding W.P. No. 19706/2021 filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka on 28.10.2021 where the the petitioner seeks an order that higher and professional educational institutions allot hostels to students on the basis of their “gender identity” instead of biological sex.

India WHRC writes to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

by Vaishnavi Sundar (19 November 2021)

India WHRC submitted a formal communication to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) with concerns regarding the “Inclusion of Transgender Children in School Education: Concerns and Roadmap” Training Material issued by the NCERT on 1st November, 2021.

Right to Physical and Reproductive Integrity: Article 3 From The Indian Perspective

by MB (17 September 2021)

The infiltration of gender identity into feminism, popular culture, and medicine has robbed the word “woman” of any meaning. The core of gender identity is that anyone who “feels” like a woman is a woman. Since feelings are subjective, women become a matter of individual description, instead of human beings who exist in flesh and blood.

The Exclusivity of Motherhood: Article 2 From The Indian Perspective

by MB (03 August 2021)

The revised estimate (INR 1300 crore or 174.4 million USD) for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana scheme this fiscal year is half of the amount allocated (INR 2500 crore or 335.4 million USD) in 2020-21. That is why the State’s limited resources should be devoted to providing effective services and support to as many women as possible, who, unlike someone’s “feelings,” exist in flesh and blood.

India WHRC writes to United Nations CSW

by Vaishnavi Sundar (02 August 2021)

India WHRC submitted a formal communication to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women listing the harms to women and girls of redefining sex to include “gender identity” in Indian law.

'On The Basis Of Sex': Article 1 from an Indian Perspective

by MB (20 July 2021)

The replacement of sex with gender identity would lead to the erosion of, among other things, Indian women and girls’ right to safety from the pervasive threat of male violence. Male violence against women in India is widespread: rape, prostitution, sexual harassment, acid attacks or domestic violence (highest number of complaints recorded this year since 2000).

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