Taslima Yasmin

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

The problematic legal definition of rape

The video of a gruesome act of sexual violence on a woman in Begumganj, Noakhali that went viral in early October, and the subsequent reporting on the incident in various media outlets had led many...

October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020

Mandating DNA evidence in all violence against women cases

No doubt that in rape cases, DNA evidence can strengthen investigations and prosecutions.

October 11, 2020
October 11, 2020

How effective is the law restraining child marriage?

The demand of girls worldwide to live free from the harmful practice of child marriage is one of the key focuses of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child.

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020

Time to initiate legal reforms in rape prosecution

The alarming rise in the incidents of sexual violence against women and children points at the failure of the existing law and justice system in prosecuting offenders of rape and ensuring justice...

July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020

Violence Against Women During Covid-19: Accepting the threat as ‘real’ is paramount

It is now common knowledge that a pandemic, or any emergency for that matter, impacts women and girls differently than men.

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

A little more than just an ‘internal’ issue?

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) has been finally passed through both the lower and upper houses of the Indian Parliament this week amidst protests and questions being raised...

August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019

Assam NRC: Should Bangladesh be concerned?

In July last year, the draft NRC (National Register of Citizens) in Assam had primarily delisted more than four million people from Indian citizenship—a process that is now pending for its final...

June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019
LAW

Caring for ageing parents: Is law the only solution?

The Maintenance of Parents Act 2013 has made it a punishable offence for the children to fail to fulfil certain duties and responsibilities towards their parents as described in the Act.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

A sigh of relief?

Very recently, a circular was issued by the Supreme Court saying that from now on, the testimony of women and children victims of rape and sexual assault, under Section 22 of the Women and Children...

October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018

Deportation of Rohingya migrants from India

Almost a year ago, the Indian government announced its plan to deport “all illegal immigrants” including approximately 40,000 Rohingya refugees estimated to be living across India. In August 2017...