Tag Archives: Women

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

Abnormally high levels of sexual harassment for women at work places in UP

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s clarion call for rape accused to be saved from the gallows, based on the premise that boys are boys and mistakes happen, is possibly an attempt to gloss over a little-know fact

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading

Chief Justice of India concerned at declining conviction rate in rape cases

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Monday expressed unhappiness on the declining of conviction rate in rape cases and emphasized that women judicial officials can play a major role in conducting trial in such cases. Read More

How much do you know about the Criminal Justice Process?

Lawyers Collective presents a guide for those dealing with sexual violence. An analysis of the data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) between 2010 – 2012 reveals that the conviction rates for all major crimes against women under the

Order for Panel on Sexual Harassment

The School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department has instructed all the District Education Officers (DEOs) to set up internal complaint committees by March 25. The committees will be established under the new Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention,Prohibition

Visakha norms to guide Sexual Harassment Act

The recently-passed Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 aims to address the issue of gender equality and is not just limited to instances of sexual harassment, speakers at a day-long workshop held here on Thursday, said.

Sexual harassment of serious concern: Himachal acting CJ

Violence against women and sexual harassment at the workplace are serious concerns and the judiciary can play a major role in delivering gender justice, Himachal Pradesh  HighCourt Acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir said Saturday. Read More