This Act makes it illegal to sexually harass women in the workplace. It talks about the different ways in which someone can be sexually harassed and how they can complain against this kind of behaviour.
The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.
Five years after the gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey & the establishment of the Nirbhaya Fund, I visit 4 hospitals' One Stop Centres to see if the government has kept up its promises.
The Dowry Prohibition Act prohibits the practice of giving or taking of dowry by either parties to a marriage. This law also punishes demanding and advertising dowry.
The world is still trying to figure out how cultural patterns interact with universal human rights. These issues come up again and again, while discussing the right of women to enter temples or other places of religious worship, the exemption to marital rape in criminal law (for which cultural justifications are given), the question of women’s access to abortion and contraception, wearing religious symbols (such as the burqa), and of course in rituals that may cause violence to women’s bodies (genital cutting or mutilation).
Abortion rights are women's rights
Often lost in the midst of all these back and forth debates on surrogacy and its legality are the stories of both surrogates and intending parents.
Though the Beti Bachao, Beti Padho initiative helps a girl child get a good start in life, we still need more policies that will help a girl overcome the prejudices of her family.
Justice Leila Seth, the first woman Chief Justice of a state court, fought against societal evil all her life and remains an inspiration.
Our lawmakers need feminist resolutions to implement these feminist laws in 2017!