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Women Rights in India

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In India, there are several rights that are granted to women under the Indian Constitution and various laws. Some of the key rights include:

  1. Right to equality: Women have the right to be treated as equal citizens and are protected from discrimination on the basis of gender.
  2. Right to education: Women have the right to education and cannot be denied admission to educational institutions on the basis of gender.
  3. Right to work: Women have the right to work and cannot be discriminated against in the workplace.
  4. Right to property: Women have the right to own and inherit property.
  5. Right to life and personal liberty: Women have the right to live with dignity and are protected from violence and exploitation.
  6. Right to vote: Women have the right to vote and participate in the political process.
  7. Right to protection from domestic violence: Women have the right to be protected from domestic violence and abuse under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
  8. Right to maternity benefits: Working women have the right to maternity leave and other benefits under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  9. Right to protection from sexual harassment: Women have the right to be protected from sexual harassment at the workplace and in other public spaces under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  10. Right to protection from dowry-related harassment: Women have the right to be protected from harassment related to dowry demands under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
  11. Right to participate in political process: Women have the right to participate in political process and can contest elections under the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
  12. Right to free legal aid: Women have the right to free legal aid under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

It’s worth noting that while these rights exist in India, their implementation and enforcement may vary and some challenges persist in their protection and promotion.

 

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