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What qualifies as Domestic Violence?

February 22, 2018

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  [If you are a victim of domestic abuse or need to help a woman who is a victim, please follow this link to Mightylaws’s article which tells you how to file a complaint against Domestic Violence. ] Violence against women has plagued our society for a very long time and it is not a […]

How to resolve a Sexual Harassment Complaint at Workplace?

January 18, 2018

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How to resolve a Sexual Harassment Complaint at Workplace?

The Sexual Harassment Complaint Process There are six stages involving fifteen steps, for addressing a complaint of sexual harassment at the workplace. STAGE ONE: RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT The complaints committee  must be equipped to conduct an enquiry that is fair, prompt and impartial. Moreover, trust and confidence must be the essence of such an […]

How to Complaint against Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

January 18, 2018

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How to Complaint against Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

The legislative intention behind enacting The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 was to acknowledge and ensure women’s right to workplace equality, through compliance with three elements- prevention, prohibition and redressal. This article explains in detail the process of filing of complaint of Sexual Harassment at workplace. (If you […]

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace – Overview

January 13, 2018

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace – Overview

Women and ‘particularly vulnerable’ groups like children and indigenous people, have been given special recognition to their rights and freedom by the Constitution of India and International instruments of United Nations. Women have been victims of diverse forms of atrocities and crimes, which are acts of gender specific violence, viz., rape, trafficking, sexual abuse, stalking, […]

Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

July 14, 2013

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Behind the Locked Doors: The Evil of Marital Rape

Since childhood, watching happy ending Bollywood melodramas imbibes in everyone that marriage is a happily ever after kind of story. But in real life marriages may turn out to be most traumatized, tortured, abusive & mistreated relationship of one’s life. When husband gets abusive in a marriage it need not necessarily be limited to only […]

Untold Story of Domestic Workers and the Law

June 10, 2013

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Untold Story of Domestic Workers and the Law

Kanchan, a domestic worker works from 9a.m to 7 p.m in several houses for an income of 1000/per month/per house, has two daughters one married who is not even 18 and other of 15 years engaged with her to add fraction more income to feed the mouths of her other two young boys and also […]

Legal Action Available to Victims of Domestic Violence

April 3, 2013

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Legal Action Available to Victims of Domestic Violence

“Violence against women is an everyday reality, act now, always and forever before it’s too late”. -Anonymous Domestic violence is one of the crimes against women which is linked to their disadvantageous position in Indian society. Domestic Violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. Understanding Domestic […]

Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

March 14, 2013

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Law for Protecting Children from Sexual Offences

Introduction The sexual offences were covered under Indian Penal Code (IPC). But the IPC did neither provide for all types of sexual offences against children, nor did it distinguish between adult and child victims. So a special law was enacted by Lok Sabha on 22nd May, 2012 called ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

Chained Women: Life Behind Bars

March 25, 2012

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Chained Women: Life Behind Bars

 “While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight; while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight, I’ll fight to the very end!” – William Booth Introduction Everyday everybody is […]

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