By Namratha Keshava 23rd December began as every Monday does, with a lot of cribbing about Bangalore traffic and running incredibly late to office. However, this Monday turned out to be quite an eye-opener. It was one of the most interesting Mondays at work. I landed at the office 15 minutes late and was given … Continue reading What the protest at Eidgah Maidan taught me?
As rightly pointed out by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, Every citizen has the Right to live with Human Dignity. An imperative aspect of this lies in the respect given to people at the workplace. Over the interim of the past few decades, people at the … Continue reading Right to Dignity at the workplace, A need for a legislation.
ReachLawyer, a socio-legal development initiative of ReachLaw, is looking for online interns who are keen on doing research on various aspects of laws relating to marginalized communities. ReachLawyer is associated with a number of organisations working on the rights of LGBT issues, garment workers trade union as part of our Community Support Program. We are … Continue reading Invitation for online internships at ReachLawyer
With more than half a million garment workers who predominantly come from agrarian and working-class background across India working in Bangalore, most of us so who claim that we have conscience fail to see the kind of sexual abuse, harassment, pittance of wages and the kind of workload that would put a donkeys load to … Continue reading Urban insensitivity, Abuse by Brands and Conditions of Garment Workers of My City
Around 80 activists and experts representing 32 organisations from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka working on the Rights of Children and Rights of Women came together for a South India consultation organised by Sangama, ReachLaw, Aneka and South Asia Human Rights Association (SAHRA). It also included 27 community-based organisations for sexual and … Continue reading Transgender Persons Bill has loopholes: Activists
We are a nation where according to statistics nearly 47% of the children are subjected to child sexual abuse. All these years there was no law for the protection of children from such abuse. The archaic Indian Penal Code was the only source for penalizing the perpetrators. Most cases weren't reported ( the situation is … Continue reading Whether Special Courts on Child Sexual Abuse in India are “Child Friendly”?