- legal struggles

LEGAL STRUGGLES

Many of Saheli’s campaigns against violence on women have involved engaging with the law. From family/inheritance laws to sati, rape, sexual harassment at the workplace to communal violence to the use of draconian laws like the AFSPA and UAPA by the state, our involvements with each have been varied. ranged from handling cases, protesting, writing on the issue to participating in evolving better legal provisions to address the issues. We have written extensively on these processes and a flavour of it will be apparent here.

ARTICLES

PROPOSED BILL ON COMMUNAL VIOLENCE:

Report on a Consultation

Newsletter Sep 2009 – Apr 2010

MAKING DISSENT UNLAWFUL: UAPA

Newsletter Jan – Apr 2009

SAHELI RESPONSE TO SCHEME FOR COMPENSATION FOR RAPE

Newsletter Sep – Dec 2008

MANIPUR WOMEN SPEAK OUT AGAINST AFSPA

Newsletter Jan – Apr 2008

LANDMARK JUDGMENT IN BILKIS BANO CASE

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2006

CONDEMNING MORALISM IN CASES OF RAPE

Newsletter Jan – Apr 2008

COMMUNAL VIOLENCE BILL, 2005 – A Critique

Newsletter Jan – Apr 2006

FINALLY, A LEGISLATION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Newsletter Sep – Dec 2005

AFSPA - THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

Newsletter May - Aug 2005

GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AFSPA

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2005

COURT DEFENDS GLORIFICATION OF SATI

Newsletter Jan – Apr 2004

DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPE: SAHELI OPEN LETTER

Newsletter Sep – Dec 2002

CAMPAIGN UPDATE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL

Newsletter May - Aug 2002

BILL ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

Yet Another Paper Tiger?

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2002

AMENDMENTS TO RAPE LAWS

Problems and Possibilities

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2002

PROPOSED CHANGES IN RAPE LAWS

Statement issued at National Level Meeting

Newsletter Jan - Apr 2002

WOMEN'S DIGNITY ON SALE

A Scheme To Promote Insurance For Rape Victims

Newsletter Jul 1999

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE

Can it tackle the growing violence against women?

Newsletter Feb 1999

ENFORCING LEGAL RIGHTS IN THE FAMILY

Newsletter May 1988

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

– Supreme Court Guidelines - A Case Study

Newsletter Sep 1998

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

Finally the Supreme Court Acknowledges the Problem

Newsletter Sep 1997

SATI AND THE COURTS: SOME BURNING QUESTIONS

Newsletter Mar 1997

WOMEN AND LAW: Struggling for the right to a matrimonial home

Newsletter Oct 1987