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Transgender person has rights under DV Act once gender is chosen: HC

The Bombay high court has ruled that a transgender person can claim compensation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, rejecting a man's appeal against paying maintenance to his transgender partner. The court held that the Act was gender neutral and the man could not refuse to pay maintenance on the grounds that the transgender person was not a woman and had undergone gender reassignment surgery. The ruling noted that a transgender person who has undergone surgery to change gender to female is an "aggrieved person" under the Act.

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Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Scotland passes gender recognition reform bill

The legislation, which garnered 86 votes in favour but 39 against on Thursday (Local Time), was voted through following a marathon week of parliamentary scrutiny.

A member of the Scottish Family Party, left, speaks with a supporter of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill (Scotland) during a protest outside the Scottish Parliament, ahead of a debate on the bill, in Edinburgh. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 04:04 PM IST

Child marriages went up during Covid, Karnataka topped the list

Experts claim that the numbers are higher than what has been reported. Reason like poverty, illiteracy, superstition, a lack of knowledge about child marriage laws, a lack of interest in educating girl children, and traditional wishes are cited behind this large number of cases. 

In the year 2020-21, Karnataka saw a double increase in the number of child marriage cases.
Published on Mar 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education

The study has been authored by Shilpa Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation

Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Swiss to permit simple legal gender transition from Jan. 1

Switzerland citizens will be able to legally change their gender from 2022, placing the country at forefront of Europe's gender self-identification initiative. 

Under the new rules written into Switzerland's civil code, anyone aged 16 and above who is not under legal guardianship will be able to adjust their gender and legal name by self-declaration at the civil registry office.(AP)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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