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Chetana has over the past 11 years published numerous documents to advance our missions and achieve our goals. Reports provide Chetana a platform for advocacy, transparency, evaluation, and education, and help Chetana build credibility and influence both in the community as well as with different policy and research stakeholders. Discover our latest reports and documents.
Year of Publication: 2023
The 22nd Law Commission of India vide public notice dated 14th June 2023 decided again to solicit views and ideas of the public at large and recognized religious organizations about the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The Uniform Civil Code in India has been a subject of intense debate and discussion for several decades including prior to the adoption of the constitution of India. The Constitution of India, under Article 44 (as part of the Directive Principles of State Policy) states that the state shall endeavour to secure a Uniform Civil Code for its citizens. On one had the legal system of India envisions pluralism (by allowing governance of communities by distinct personal laws) while on the other hand the Constitution of India guarantees equal protection under the law to all citizens. Supporting the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code which calls for the formulation of one law for India which would apply to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption the comment presents Chetana’s position highlighting the need for UCC to ensure gender equality.
Year of Publication: 2021
The Draft policy was introduced by the Department with the vision to build an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and
development of persons with disabilities so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified lives. Persons with disabilities especially women and children with disabilities encounter multitude of challenges for the realisation of their rights. Under International covenants, treaties and the Constitution of India, persons with disabilities are provided with inherent right to life and non-discrimination. Both the central and state governments have framed numerous policies which ensure the proper care, protection, development, treatment, and social re-integration of persons with disabilities. However, the inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream society is yet to achieve as envisaged under the United National Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. Chetana submitted comments on the Draft national policy for persons with disabilities, 2021 to ensure an inclusive society.
Year of Publication: 2021
The Draft Bill was introduced by MWCD with the intention of preventing and countering trafficking in persons, especially women and children, while providing for
care, protection, and rehabilitation to the victims, and ensuring prosecution of offenders. Human Trafficking is a crime against the basic tenets of humanity. Internationally, human trafficking is considered akin to modern-day slavery and it is the worst form of crime. The crime of human trafficking goes beyond borders and its victims are persons from vulnerable populations. Chetana and Humans of Queer India in collaboration submitted comments on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021
Year of Publication: 2017
Chetana- Conscience of Women, Delhi had successfully organized a one-day Legal Awareness Seminar on “Efficacy of Laws Pertaining to Property and Marital Rights of Women from Different Religions ” on 25 February 2017 in association with National Commission for Women at Indian Society of International Law. The seminar witnessed 200 participants from varied professions. The seminar covered three prominent religions viz. Hindu, Muslim, and Christian personal laws, and special marriage act. Various speakers during the course of the seminar, presented papers on different aspects of the topic. This seminar was organized with the aim of having a robust exchange of ideas and sowing of new thoughts leading to a positive social change.