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Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2005

Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act was enacted in 1994 as a result of pressure created by Forum Against Sex-determination and Sex –preselection. But it was not implemented. After another decade of campaigning by women’s rights organisations and public interest litigation filed by CEHAT, MASUM and Dr. Sabu George, The Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002 received the assent of the President of India on 17-1-2003. The Act provides “for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders ...


Indian Assoication Of Women's Studies Newsletter, 2005, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jan 2005

Indian Assoication Of Women's Studies Newsletter, 2005, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dear Friends, The preparations for the Goa Conference, May 2005 have gathered momentum as this special issue on Goa goes to press. We bring you details of the subthemes and plenaries of the conference and the names and addresses of the Goa contacts. The detailed brochures will soon be reaching members. This issue of the newsletter is guest edited by Pushpa Bhave and is meant to introduce IAWS members to some of the concerns of feminist activists and scholars in Goa. We are grateful to Sheila and Nishtha for contributing to this issue, despite being preoccupied with pre-conference work. Vibhuti ...