Gender-Sensitive Approach of Juvenile Justice in India: Bridging Gaps for Male, Female, and LGBTQIA+ Youth

  • Abhinav Sharma
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  • Abhinav Sharma

    Student at Dharmshastra National Law University, India

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The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 in India is commendable in recognizing the distinct needs of juvenile offenders, particularly through its gender-sensitive approach. However, it falls short in addressing the experiences of non-binary youth within the juvenile justice system. This paper advocates for a more comprehensive approach, drawing on international examples, legal frameworks, and mental health insights to highlight the necessity of explicitly recognizing and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ children, especially those identifying as non-binary. Collaborative engagement among lawmakers and stakeholders is proposed to amend the Act, ensuring inclusivity and protection for all youth.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2133 - 2145


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