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International Women's Day - Reading List

A variety of debates surround International Women’s Day, including the argument that it is a form of tokenism, the claim it lacks inclusivity, and the larger sentiment about reducing the recognition of women's rights to one specific day. However, International Women’s Day remains a global occasion that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The theme for this year’s IWD is “I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights”, which aims to bring together people from different genders, age groups, ethnicities, races, religions and countries to create and drive action that will help create a gender-equal world.

Gender remains an important lens for SPRF's work. As an organisation that is 70% women, our research strives to understand the diverse issues faced by women across the nation, making sure that this understanding is intersectional and inclusive. It is also in this space that SPRF engages with notions of gender and sexuality, recognising the need to move away from a cis-hetero conceptualisation of gender.

Read some of our papers on gender below:


Examining India's Sexual and Reproductive Health


Section 377 and Beyond: LGBTQIA rights in India


On the Assesment of the Criminality of Rape in India


Evaluating Surrogacy Legislation in India


Examining the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019


Constructing the Female Labouring Body: A Case Study of Beed District of Maharashtra





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