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.

16th

Feb 2019

NSLR | Symposium on Law & Public Health

Venue NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad -- 500101

Time 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM

On 16th and 17th February 2019, NSLR will hold its 1st Symposium. NSLR is the Student Law Review at NALSAR University of Law. The Symposium aims to improve the visibility and effectiveness of law as a tool to protect and promote public health in India from a human rights perspective.

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04th

Jan 2019

NIMHANS Symposium: “Preventing Child Marriages is Critical to Achieve SDGS”

Venue NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru

Time 11.15 AM to 12.15 PM

Saumya Dadoo presented on the legal status of child marriage on behalf of Centre for Law and Policy Research at NIMHANS Symposium on preventing child marriages.

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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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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.

Abortion jurisprudence in the Supreme Court of India: Is it the woman’s choice at all? (Pt. 2)

February 11, 2019

In the last few years, the Supreme Court has passed several decisions on reproductive rights. This post specifically analyses the abortion jurisprudence of the Supreme Court over the last few years. The law governing abortions is the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (“MTP Act”). Section 5 allows the termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks if it is immediately necessary to save the woman’s life. In all cases of abortion after 20 weeks that have come before the Court, the Court constitutes a Medical Board, an expert committee of medical professionals that produces a Report.

Abortion jurisprudence in the Supreme Court of India: Is it the woman’s choice at all? (Pt. 1)

February 8, 2019

In the last few years, the Supreme Court has passed several decisions on reproductive rights. This post specifically analyses the abortion jurisprudence of the Supreme Court over the last few years. The law governing abortions is the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (“MTP Act”). Section 5 allows the termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks if it is immediately necessary to save the woman’s life. In all cases of abortion after 20 weeks that have come before the Court, the Court constitutes a Medical Board, an expert committee of medical professionals that produces a Report.

APU Colloquium Series | Surrogacy in India | Lecture by Dr. M Rao

January 23, 2019 | Saumya Dadoo

Dr. Mohan Rao’s lecture on Surrogacy & Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) traced the history of surrogacy in India, within the context of an international “bio-economy.” He critiques reproductive rights arguments which centre on “women’s choice”, warning that they potentially obscure the exploitation of women’s reproductive labour. He highlights how caste, poverty, and rural status inflect women’s reproductive choices and agency.