Centre for Women and the Law

The CWL was set up at the very inception of the Law School in 1988. The CWL endeavours to look at law and the legal process from the perspective of gender justice and administer programmes directed towards equal justice for women in Indian Society.

In association with social activists and women’s organisations, CWL undertakes various training programmes focussing on legal literacy fro women, social auditing of welfare legislations affecting women, legal aid and assistance.

Center Coordinator: Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas



Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas

Sumitra Acharya



Gender, Human Rights and Law : 2021 : Vol. 10

Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas

October 1, 2021

The Mental Health Care Act, 2017 is a recent legislation, repealing the earlier law on the topic, that is, the Mental Health Act, 1987. The 2017 Act is a legislation introduced to upgrade the legal...

Gender, Human Rights and Law : 2020 - Vol. 9

Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas

September 1, 2021

Gender morality is explored in “The Hindu Widow” by Ananya Hassan Satish as well as rights of sex workers by Himani Chauhan Areas of family law are explored through succession laws, Muslim personal law reforms...


Launching the Volume: ‘The Gendered Contagion: Perspectives on Domestic Violence during COVID 19.’

April 7, 2021

Amidst reports of the growing instances of domestic violence due to the ongoing pandemic and resulting lockdown, the Centre for Women and the Law (‘CWL’) and the Law and Society Committee at NLSIU, Bangalore along...
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