Feminism, Human Rights and Bioethics

This paper aims to discuss the process by which feminism has challenged and reconceptualised the limited notions of human rights. Critique of the male-centric nature of human rights and the imagined insularity of the public and private spheres is evidenced through the debate surrounding abortion and physician-assisted suicide.

Religion vs. Secularism: Unraveling False Dichotomies Using a Gendered Perspective

The religion vs. secularism debate over social justice and equality in India creates divisive identities and strategically obscures the overarching problem of patriarchy that privileges Brahmin men over all others. By critically examining reforms to Religious Personal Laws in India, and the mechanisms that enable it, this paper aims to understand the nexus between patriarchy, religion and the state.