Bar Association of India journal The Indian Advocate releases issue on ‘Women and the Law’

Bar & Bench December 5 2018
Women and the Law

The Indian Advocate, the journal of the Bar Association of India (BAI), has released it latest volume titled Women and the Law.

Launched at the Lawyers of India Day event recently held by BAI, the edition covers a vast number of women-related issues, including women at the workplace, sexual autonomy, and the #MeToo movement, among others.

The Indian Advocate’s latest issue features articles on varied topics penned by women and men in the legal profession and from other walks of life. Amongst the authors are former Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai; Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan; Actress Sharmila Tagore; Senior Advocates Meenakshi Arora and Jayna Kothari; and Khaitan & Co. Partner Nandini Khaitan.

The other authors include Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court, and Senior Advocates Huzefa Ahmadi, Jaideep Gupta, Mihir Desai, and Sanjay Hegde. A number of members of academia have also contributed to the issue.

Justiec Madan Lokur of the Supreme Court handed a copy of the issue by Madhavi Divan

The topics include discussions on a number of recent Supreme Court judgments on gender rights, including the Sabarimala case, the Triple Talaq verdict, the Section 377 judgment, and the Hadiya case, among others. Also featured are articles on the representation of women at the Bar, the Bench and in law firms, as well as in Parliament and in Indian cinema.

Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Advocate, Madhavi Divan writes in her prologue:

“…I doubt there could be a more current subject for this issue. The myriad challenges that women face in the many spaces they occupy– in the home, at school, at work or in public places, are of abiding importance. But the timing of this issue gains significance because it follows a string of historic verdicts on gender rights…

… This issue explores other challenges that women face in the work force- just staying the course can be a challenge, and the juggle between work and family drives many capable women out of the work place. Sexual harassment at the workplace, and perhaps even more ubiquitous, sexist attitudes of male bosses and colleagues, make the journey even harder for women…”

Read the issue here: