Adolescents’ Sexual Health and Rights

Presentations from the Five-Day Training on Contemporary Developments in the Law Relating to Violence and Discrimination against Women


You can now access all of the presentations that were made at HRLN's 'Five-Day Training on Contemporary Developments in the Law Relating to Violence and Discrimination against Women', held from the 19th – 23rd June in Goa, India. The presentations feature a huge range of topics that all intersect ..... Read More

The Two-Child Norm: More Anti-Autonomy than Antidote


A 1980s Indian Stamp stating 'a small family is a happy family'   Zahra Andalucia Wynne – Since 1951, India has seen its population almost quadruple from 360 million to 1.2 billion people, making it the ..... Read More

Efficacy, safety, cost: India’s decade-old debate on the cervical cancer vaccine erupts again


The debate over the use of vaccines to prevent cervical cancer in India came to the fore again last week when the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare indicated that it was unlikely to include Human Papilloma Virus or HPV vaccines in the national immunisation programme. The health ministry’s decision ..... Read More

The fight to ban a ‘humiliating’ virginity test for newlyweds


A movement to stop newly-wed brides from a nomadic tribal community having to take a virginity test has begun in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and campaigners are determined to put an end to the "humiliating" practice, reports BBC Marathi's Prajakta Dhulap. Anita*, 22, says the ordeal of her ..... Read More

Times of India Interview with HRLN Bihar State Coordinator on Child Marriage


Times of India, in their special edition New Hope magazine, recently interviewed Advocate and HRLN Bihar State Coordinator Vikash Kumar Pankaj on the issue of child marriage in the state. You can read the full article below.   'Vikash Kumar Pankaj is the state co-ordinator for Human Rights Law Network and president ..... Read More
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