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Legal Rights of Women PPT

Legal Rights of Women
Presentation byAdv. Asha G Gutgutia
Women Empowerment
Domestic Violence Act
Hindu Succession Act
Equal Remuneration Act
Dowry Prohibition Act
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
Women Empowerment
Refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational,
gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities of
Women’s empowerment in India is heavily dependent on many
different variables that include geographical location
(urban/rural), educational Status and social status (caste and
Need for Women Empowerment
Women Are Deprived of:
Ways to Empower Women
Decision Making Power
Providing education
Freedom of Movement
Self employment and Self help groups
Access to Education
Providing minimum needs like nutrition, health,
sanitation, housing
Access to Employment
Society should change the mentality towards women
Domestic Violence
Sexual Harassment
Encourage women to develop in their fields they are good
at and make a career.
Domestic Violence Act, 2005
• “Civil law aim that providing relief to women i.e. wives,
mothers, daughters and sisters affected by violence.”
• The Act includes actual or threatened abuse against women in
their homes including those of a physical, sexual, verbal,
emotional or economic nature. It considers more than two –
third of married women have experienced some form of sexual
of domestic violence including being beaten, raped or forced to
provide sex.
Hindu Succession Act,1956
“The Hindu Succession Act,1956 is an act of the parliament of India enacted to
amend and codify the laws relating to unwilled succession.” Any property
possessed by a Hindu female is to be held by her absolute property and she is
given full power to dealt with it and dispose it of by her will as she likes.
Earlier the act didn’t give daughters equal rights to ancestral property but this
disparity was removed by an amendment that came into force on Sep 9,2005
Equal Remuneration Act
• It extends to the whole of India.
• Duty of employer to pay equal remuneration to men and women workers
for same work or similar nature of work.
• No discrimination to be made while recruiting men and women workers.
“An act to provide for the payment of equal remuneration to men and women
workers and for the prevention of discrimination
on the ground of sex against women in the matter
of employment and for matters connected there
with or incidental there to”
Dowry prohibition act 1961
It extends to the whole India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir
If any person after the commencement of this act, gives or takes dowry, he
shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not ne less
than 3 years and with fine which shall not be less than 15 thousand.
“Dowry means any property or valuable security given
or agreed to be given either directly or indirectly.
By one party to a marriage to the other party to the marriage.”
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
• An Act to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at
workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual
• Also referred to as the “POSH Act”
• The Act establishes a mechanism for dealing with sexual harassment
complaints in the workplace
Self Dependance
Presentation byAdv. Asha G Gutgutia