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Women Rights

Women Rights

Women Rights & Empowerment

UN on Women Rights:

UN Declaration on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women ( DEDAW ) : 1967


Convention on Elimination on all forms of Discrimination Against Women ( CEDAW ) : 1979


" Women Rights are Human Rights " - Vienna World Conference on Human Rights

Right to Equal Pay

Equal renumeration act was enacted in 1976, and Equality Act of 2010which emphasis 'same work same pay', for both men and women.

Right to Dignity & decency

Article 21 of Indian constitution provides right to life and personal liberty except by the procedure established by the law.

Right against work place harassment

Sexual harassment in working place like Eve teasing, making any sound or gesture or exhibiting any object with the intention to insult the modesty of any woman is punishable under section 509 of Indian Penal code

Right against domestic violence

Gender based violence against women at by in-laws and husband for any reason at home or in public is wide spread and is punishable under act.

Right to keep their identity anonymous [ sexual assault victims ]

A rape victim's identity or any other victim of sexual assault is kept secret, to safe guard her modesty and dignity.

Right to get free legal aid

Legal Services Authority Act, stipulates arranging a lawer to rape victim by LSA.

Right not to be arrested during night.

Except under orders of first class magistrate, no woman can be arrested after sunset and before sunrise. However, Police can interrogate a woman at her residence in presence of a lady constable.

Right to register a virtual complaint

A complaint can be filed by an email or through registered post.
In case, the woman happens to be physically handicap or cannot go to police station under any circumstances, SHO has to send a constable to her place of residence to record a complaint.

Right against being stalked

A person can be booked under section 354D of Indian Penal Code,
If he tries to contact her to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest; or monitor the use by a woman of the internet, email or any other form of electronic communication.

Right to file Zero FIR

FIR that can be filed at any police station irrespective of the location where the incident occurred or a specific jurisdiction it comes under. Later the Zero FIR can be moved to the Police Station in whose jurisdiction the case falls under. This saves the victim's time and prevent an offender from getting away scot-free.

  • National Commission for Women
  • Web: www.ncwapps.nic.in