16 October 2023On the heels of the marriage equality judgment

A 5 judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce judgment on October 17, 2023 on several petitions asserting the right to same sex marriage. If the Supreme Court declares that same sex couples have the right to marriage, the right to form a family would flow as a logical outcome. Assisted reproductive technologies have in recent times helped LGBTQIA couples around the world to form families. Does existing Indian law permit this? Our explainers produced in collaboration with Justice Adda on the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 and Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 set out the law as it stands in India. 

Our Third Annual Lecture in the Laws of Social Reproduction was held on September 16th, where Prof. Verónica Gago spoke on Social Reproduction and Financial Extractivism’. She was chaired by Prof. Kumkum Sangari. Find out more and watch the event recording here.

Revaluing Unpaid Work: The Case of The Orunodoi Scheme In Assam
The 2021 state assembly elections offered a unique and unexpected opportunity for the recognition of women’s unpaid domestic and care work through the promises of unconditional cash transfers. 
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SC Order Grants Dignity To Sex Work But It Is Far From Being Decriminalised
Prof Prabha Kotiswaran was recently quoted in the following article on the Supreme Court Order of May 19th 2022 Upholding the Right to Dignity of Sex Workers
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How Indian Courts Value Unpaid Domestic Work
The invisibility and lack of recognition of unpaid domestic and care work results in gender inequality and women’s disempowerment.
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International Sex Workers’s Rights Day 2022
‘The Laws of Social Reproduction Project participated in the International Sex Worker’s Right Day on 03.03.2022, organized by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee ( DMSC) and All India Network of Sex workers (AINSW) in Sonagachi, Kolkata’s red light district.
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