A 28 year-old woman in India, in labor outside of Hyderabad in the town of Suryapet, birthed in the street on Sunday evening covered by saris, with only the assistance of the woman who brought her to a hospital initially along with some local women who stepped up to help.
Muslim women in India are caught between the strictures of family and personal law and persistent discrimination against them as women from both the Indian government and society writ large.
Bigamy is outlawed in India with the exception of the Muslim minority community which is governed by its own personal/ family law. In reality, even non-Muslim men have been able to use the method of quick-fix conversions to undermine the law.
For most communities in traditional communities in India, a bride is expected to be a virgin and concepts of honor and dignity run deep. Now the government is accused of promoting virginity testing at mass weddings.
Rather than recognizing the need for sex education, India’s government has responded with a deplorable decision to eliminate all sex education in schools, one that has been criticized extensively.
This article, one of the worst examples of LifeSiteNews’s consistent mischaracterization of EC, is truly negligent.
Decriminalization of homosexuality by the Delhi High Court gives hope to advocates for equality throughout the globe. Still, much work needs to be done to eradicate discrimination in daily life.
In a landmark Indian Supreme Court ruling today, Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah struck down Penal Code 377, overturning a colonial-era law criminalizing “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal.”
Despite the annual show of presence in different parts of India during gay pride parades, lesbians continue to remain one of the more closeted groups amongst the LGBT community.
Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an “erotic accessory.”