Tag Archives: India

India gets its first online course on sexual harassment act

The Centre for Social Research in New Delhi has launched an online course on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act, in partnership with Rainmaker, to help women gain awareness of the law and the options available to those who

Mahila Congress to set up complaints panel on sexual harassment

The All India Mahila Congress has decided to set up an internal complaints committee to deal with cases of sexual harassment following the guidelines under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Read More

Misogynistic comments by politicians embarrass India abroad

Indian on Wednesday found itself on an embarrassing position at the 58th UN session on the Committee on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with the United States delegation taking serious cognizance of the

“Scrap Holiday for Justice” by Justice K.Chandru

“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings

Horrified at reports of violence against women in India: U.S.

The United States has said it is “horrified” at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors. Read More

Two years jail to bank manager in sexual harassment case

Munger: Additional district and sessions judge (ADJ)-1 Rajkumar Srivastava on Tuesday awarded two years imprisonment to a retired branch manager of State Bank of India (SBI) in a case of sexual harassment at workplace. Read More

Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, irrespective of cost

In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female