💬“Let's talk about Marital Rape in India”: Join us on September 30 (Thurs) at 4:00 pm UK time/ 8:30 pm IST/ 11 am Eastern time NYC and hear from Atlas India's team leaders Muskaan Goyal & Bharat Saini!
❓What is Marital rape and why it's important to talk about it?
Sexual intercourse within marriage is often regarded as the right of the spouse. Engaging in an activity without the spouse's consent is not classified as rape by Indian Legislation. Moreover, it is explicitly excluded from the penal law. In the current stance of marital rape, courts continue to differ in views.
Criminalising marital rape in India is a complex and long battle as the misuse of law once criminalised and the need for evidence to prove, as well as various other factors such as a patriarchal system, religious beliefs, socio-economic, and cultural factors, influence the current justice system. Therefore, we need to follow a sensible yet effective approach which also garners the interest of the youth.
1) introduction by members attending,
2) 20 min presentation of topic at hand
3) Q&A and general discussion