Feminist Law Archives is an ongoing project by Partners for Law in Development which chronicles engagement of women’s movement with the law in India. The Archives provide access to unpublished or difficult to access documents and advocacy materials from the women’s movement, including memorandums, reports, petitions, resolutions etc., that reflect feminist perspectives, contestation and engagement with the law on various themes. We invite you to share similar materials so as to make our collective struggles with the law widely available. To share documents on the Feminist Law Archives, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
" This is a marvelous effort and would help researchers, teachers, students, journalists and others who are interested in these struggles for freedom and justice. However, more importantly, it establishes the importance of collective action based on critical interrogation, and the power of democratic politics to usher in a more egalitarian world based on dignity and freedom of the individual "
Krishna Menon, Professor of Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, New Delhi
" The PLD website is a hugely valuable resource for women. Women's rights, and the rights of women to be treated equally, always have to be fought for. But those struggles and contests involve access to information and networks. This website and the Feminist Law Archives provide both of these essential tools for making the world a better and fairer place for all women "
Mary Evans, Emeritus Leverhulme Professor, Gender Institute, LSE
" This new initiative is an invaluable service to researchers working on the Indian women’s movement and its many struggles for law reform and social justice. I highly commend this thorough endeavour to document the lived experiences of Indian feminism "
Prabha Kotiswaran, Reader in Law and Social Justice, King’s College London
" The feminist law archives provide a rich resource of materials for those interested in the issue as well as becomes an advocacy resource kit to generate awareness and understanding. It is a much needed platform and will contribute towards gender justice "
Bijaylaxmi Nanda, Associate Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi
" The Feminist Law Archives are an indispensable resource for researchers and activists alike. I look forward to seeing it grow! "
Svati Shah, Associate Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UMassAmherst