Laws Related to Women Rights In India

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blog details: The Voice Of Women Navaratri, a nine-day Hindu festival is a celebration of women’s power. Nine avatars of goddess Durga are worshipped in nine days of Navratri. Vijayadashami or dussehra, the tenth day, celebrates the victory of goddess durga against demon mahishasura. Durga is the symbol of women’s power. India was ranked as the world’s most dangerous nation by Thomas Reuters Foundation- the philanthropic arm of Reuters media company in a report released in June 2018. Lack of access to justice in rape cases, child marriage, female foeticide, and human trafficking was cited as the main reason behind the ranking given to India….Learn more The Indian Constitution has embodied within itself grounds for gender equality. The Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy together work towards shaping policies and putting safeguards not just for women empowerment in India but also for protection. • The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. Dowry is one of the main reasons behind the crimes against women by husband and in-laws. Dowry is criminalized by this act….Learn more • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. According to the provisions of this act, one cannot be discriminated against on the basis of sex when it comes to paying or salary. Working women have the right to draw an equal salary as men. • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The female victim of domestic violence or anybody on her behalf can file a complaint against domestic violence under this act….Learn more • The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. The child has been defined as a male under the age of 21 and a female under the age of 18 years by this act. Child marriage is a punishable offense under this act….Continue reading

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