Let’s celebrate Human rights day by remembering few significant women’s rights!
Constitutional rights are the rights given to every Indian citizen irrespective of caste, gender or religion. Fundamental rights is one of the basic rights which includes right to equality, freedom, freedom of religion, property, Cultural and educational rights, Right against exploitation and Right to constitutional remedies.
Adding to that, there are constitutional rights which are a must know for women in particular. According to the Indian Constitution, the state should not discriminate against any citizen of India on the ground of sex. A woman has the rights to work under any office in any field. The state shall make sure that there is equal pay for both men and women for equal amount of work.The state shall make provision for securing just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief.One-third of the total number of seats to be filled by direct election in every Panchayat, chairpersons in the Panchayats at each level and Municipality shall be reserved for women.
Notable Acts exclusively for women:
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005) is an Act is to make sure that women in India are protected from all forms of domestic violence.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971) provides the option of termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners on humanitarian and medical grounds.
Indian Penal Code (1860) contains provisions to protect Indian women from dowry death, rape, kidnapping, cruelty and other offences.
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal). Act (2013) provides protection to women from sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public and private sector.
The only rights you have in this world are the ones you are willing to fight for!