Gender & Sexuality

Child Marriage FAQs Brochures: Kannada

September 25, 2018

As part of our collaborative work with Centre for Reproductive Rights, we translated easy-to-understand FAQ Brochures on Child Marriage for our outreach in Karnataka. The brochure contains the relevant legal framework around Child Marriage in India.

Child Marriage Posters: Kannada

September 25, 2018

As part of our collaborative work with Centre for Reproductive Rights, we translated easy-to-understand Posters on Child Marriage for our outreach in Karnataka. The poster contains the relevant legal framework around Child Marriage in India.

Child Marriage Posters: English

September 7, 2018

As part of our collaborative work with Centre for Reproductive Rights, we disseminated easy-for-reference Posters on Child Marriage for our outreach. The poster contains the relevant legal framework around Child Marriage in India. 

Child Marriage FAQs Brochure: English

September 7, 2018

As part of our collaborative work with Centre for Reproductive Rights, we disseminated FAQ Brochures on Child Marriage for our outreach. The brochure contains the relevant legal framework around Child Marriage in India.

Independent Thought vs Union of India

September 21, 2017

CLPR appeared on behalf of the Child Rights Trust before the Supreme Court challenging Exception 2 to Section 375 of the IPC to the extent of its applicability in case of minor girls. The court held that the exception violates Article 14, 15 and 21 and is inconsistent with POCSO. The court noted that child marriage is an abhorrent practice that severely impacts the health and well being of children.

07th

Mar 2018

CLPR Occassional Talks #16: Prof Maya Unnithan on ‘Making Rights Real: Fertility Politics and Legal Activism’

Venue Centre For Law And Policy Research – D6, Dona Cynthia, 35, Primrose Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Time 05:00 P.M.

Prof Maya Unnithan is a Professor Of Social And Medical Anthropology (Anthropology, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development). Maya is a Member of Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth  and Director of the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health. Her research expertise and interests include: caste and kinship, childbirth and infertility, gender and development, health and migration, human rights and reproductive health, maternal health inequalities, reproductive technologies, social anthropology.

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10th

Feb 2018

Release of Policy Brief: Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India

Venue Karnataka Judicial Academy

Time 2 pm - 5 pm

On 10th February 2018, CRR and CLPR will release a Policy Brief on Child Marriage - “Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India: A Review of Normative and Implementation Gaps” - outlining the main challenges for implementation of the law nationally, and in Karnataka. The brief brief aims to inform activists, policy makers, lawyers and the judiciary of the key challenges and makes recommendations relating to legal reform, better implementation of the PCMA ensuring accountability and to promote access to justice for girls in child marriages.

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18th

Dec 2017

Discussion on the Supreme Court verdict in the Independent Thought case

Venue Centre for Law and Policy Research

Time 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

CLPR invites lawyers, CSOs, government officials and academics to discuss the details of the judgment, on how it could be implemented and its impact on the Karnataka amendments to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 (PCMA).

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23rd

Sep 2017

Realization of Mumbai High Court Decision on Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Venue TISS, MUMBAI

Time 09:00 A.M. - 05:00 P.M.

The discussion engaged experts from all fields and members of the State and Civil Society stakeholders including retired Justice Roshan Dalvi of the Bombay High Court, representatives of the State Health Department, the Prison Administration of Maharashtra, the State Human Rights Commission, lawyers, and activists, like Centre for Law and Policy Research, who are working on the issue of access to safe abortions for women in Maharashtra.

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Frontline

Differential age of marriage strikes at the root of equality

November 9, 2018

In this interview with Frontline Jayna Kothari shares her thoughts on the issue of uniform marriage age for boys and girls, following a proposal in its favour by the National Human Rights Commission.

ThePrint

Marriageable age should be uniform for women and men, NHRC tells govt

October 29, 2018

ThePrint’s article discusses NHRC’s recommendation to make the age of marriage uniform for girls and boys as 18. It quotes Jayna Kothari. She argues that there is no logic in also fixing 18 as the marriageable age for men.

Business Standard

Amendment to make child marriages void should be introduced soon – Jayna Kothari’s interview with Business Standard

April 2, 2018

Business Standard interviewed Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of CLPR, on the issue of child marriage in India.
Child marriages in India, says a report by UNICEF, have significantly decreased, but the rate of decline remains slow. The Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that allowed intercourse with underage brides, but at present child marriages still remain valid, a situation that is expected to be addressed soon. Jayna Kothari, Supreme Court advocate and Executive Director of the Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bengaluru, tells Nikita Puri why despite the fall in numbers, there is no room for complacency on child marriages.

Al Jazeera

UN: 12 million girls married during childhood annually

March 6, 2018

A report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released on Tuesday revealed that while there is a decrease in the global percentage of child marriages, more than 150 million additional girls will be married before their 18th birthday by 2030.

Strategies CSOs Use To Advance Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR): An Introduction

April 2, 2018

Today, what is particularly pertinent is the growing judicialization of Sexual Reproductive Rights (SRR) around the world. At the domestic and international level, courts have emerged as central arenas in these political-moral battles; and not only to further rights but also to limit them. In this context, Centre on Law and Social Transformation in partnership with the Centre for Law and Policy Research will engage in a project that examines various strategies civil society organisations (CSOs) use to advance SRR. The aim of the project is to understand the nature, causes and, particularly, the consequences of such diverse and intentional strategies adopted by civil society actors that seek to engage legal institutions in order to further or halt policy reform and social change.

Release of Policy Brief: ‘Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India’

February 13, 2018

On 10th February 2018, Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and Center for Reproductive Rights released the Policy Brief  “Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India: A Review of Normative and Implementation Gaps” at the Karnataka Judicial Academy. The Brief was released by Justice Ashok B. Hinchigeri (retd.) of Karnataka High Court, in the presence of District Judges, Magistrates and judicial officers, lawyers, representatives of Child Welfare Committees, and civil society groups. Nina Nayak, the former Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and a Child rights activist, and officials of the Department of Women and Child Development, Karnataka were also present.