Legal Status and Initiatives for Women in India

Ankush Mittal, Dhrav Gupta


Legal protection is being provided to women in India to secure their economic, social and cultural life. These are some of the tasks that show the efforts made by the Indian government in the interest of women's life saving. Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Maternity Benefit Act 1861, Birth, Death and Marriage Registration Act 1886, Prevention of Pregnancy Act 1971, National Commission for Women Act 1990, Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prevention of Prevention and Regulation of Prevention) Act, 1999, Protection of Security Domestic Violence Act 2005, Sexual Harassment of Women (Prevention, Prohibition and Prevention) Act 2013, Hindu Widows Remarriage Act 1856, Muslim at Workplace Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986, Guardian and Wards Act 1890, the Indian Penal Code, 1860, Christian Marriage Act 1872, etc.

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