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कुच्छ वर्ष पूर्व योग शिक्षक रामदेव ने दावा किया था की योग समलैंगिकता का इलाज है | पर हरीश ऐय्यर कहते हैं की देश विदेश के विभिन्न मनोवैज्ञानिक विशेषज्ञों और चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र की दिग्गज हस्तियों के अनुसार समलैंगिकता कोई बीमारी नहीं है | परन्तु योग करने से शरीर सुडौल और लचीला हो जाता है…

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court blocks bid to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court voted 5-4 to reject a petition to criminalise extramarital and gay sex. Last year, Family Love Alliance, a conservative group, petitioned the court to amend the criminal code to outlaw sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts. The court rejected the petition, contending that lawmakers, not the Constitution Court, had the authority…

AP finds “sweeping and methodical” rape of Rohingya women and girls

An Associated Press investigation that involved interviews with 29 Rohingya women and girls who escaped to Bangladesh from Myanmar found that Myanmar’s security forces have engaged in systematic rape against the minority. AP notes that there was “a sickening sameness” in the sexual assault survivors’ reports, “with distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants’ uniforms…

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Australian parliament passes marriage equality bill

Australia’s parliament has passed a bill, almost unanimously, that will let two people marry, irrespective of their sex. On December 7, 2017, Australia’s House of Representatives passed a bill that was approved by the Australian Senate in the prior week. 61.6% of the respondents to a national postal survey voted for marriage equality; the result…

Same-sex marriage legalized in Austria

Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married starting 2019.  Since 2010, the option of a registered partnership has been available to same-sex couples. “The distinction between marriage and registered partnership cannot today be maintained without discriminating against same-sex couples,” the court wrote, contending that current constraints on marriage inherently discriminate against same-sex…

End “forced sterilisation” of transgender people: HRW to Japan

In Japan, people wishing to change their legal gender are required to appeal to a family court under Law 111. Under the law, to qualify for a legal gender change, applications are required to be single, without children under age 20, be diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” and “permanently lack functioning gonads”. The UN and…

UN panel asks Myanmar for report on violence against Rohingya women

The UN committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has asked Myanmar’s government to supply “an exceptional report” regarding sexual violence perpetrated by its security forces against Rohingya women and girls in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The panel has asked Myanmar to furnish details on women and girls who have been killed since the military…

Speak Out Against the Culture of Intimidation: Padmavati Row A Petition to NCW and NHRC

Freedom of speech and expression in India, suffered another body blow with the breaking out of a national row over the film ‘Padmavati’ this year. The film which has yet to be released in cinema halls, has been cleared officially by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but its lead actor Ms. Deepika Padukone…

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Stop Violence against Mothers demanding Justice for their Children A Petition to NCW and NHRC

Indian mothers like Fatima Nafees and Radhika Vemula, who demanded justice for their missing and deceased sons and dared to ask tough questions, were rewarded for their persistence with police brutality and violence. These women are resilient, courageous and determined to find the truth. But all they get in return is apathy. Their stories are…

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Feminism and the Rights of the Indian Homemaker Within the Home, Her Rights are a Work in Progress

Feminism has had its own journey across the Indian subcontinent and touched different women differently. In this exclusive blog, author Kiran Manral examines the evolution of feminism and its impact on the Indian homemaker.   The feminist movement, a movement for the equality of genders in all aspects, is not new to India. In fact,…

Feminism and the Indian Man Understanding Consent and Rape in a Gendered Society

Earlier this year, writer Tara* Kaushal set out to find the answer to the contentious question, “Why Indian men rape”, for her forthcoming book by the same name. In the process she discovered the multiple stumbling blocks that have prevented the feminist movement from gaining any significant foothold in vast swathes of not just the…

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How India Unleashes Violence Against Mothers

This is the story of Indian mothers fighting for justice for their children. Women who dared to ask tough questions and were rewarded for their persistence with police brutality and violence. These women are resilient, courageous and determined to find the truth. But all they get in return is apathy. Their stories are a damning…

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