Category Archives: Women and Child Rights

Women’s or children’s rights cannot be comprehensively understood in isolation as they are mutually inter-related. There are overlapping concerns in many areas on account of specific vulnerabilities based on both age and gender.

Daughters of Destiny – An Indian Perspective

This essay ‘Daughters of Destiny – An Indian Perspective’ is about the legacy of the Indian woman; the one she inherited as well as the one she will leave behind. From time immemorial, the idea of ‘Indian Woman’, has embodied two very contrasting realities. The idea of  ‘Indian Woman’ is very different from the reality of the ‘Women… Read More »

Invisible Evils: Catacombs of Empowerment

Our society is marred by evils but more so by the invisible evils; evolving as catacombs of empowerment, suppressing every voice that exists to realise it. This article essentially swims through that shadowed world, where light doesn’t reach by focussing on two such invisible evils namely domestic violence and female foeticide. The essay has essentially six parts where… Read More »

Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality: The Practical Reality

The judgements on gender equality discussed in this article provide an insight into the dynamic and forward-thinking approach of the judiciary which manifest their humanitarian outlook towards sensitive issues. Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality: The Practical Reality | Overview Introduction of Human Rights Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan Air India v. Nargesh Meerza… Read More »

Women and Child Rights – Notes, Case Laws & Study Material

Women and Child rights play a significant role in the development of human rights. Sustainable human development means expanding people’s choices and creating the conditions for equality so that they may realize their full potential. This goal cannot be achieved if all human rights — economic, social, cultural, civil, and political — are not promoted, preserved, and defended.… Read More »

National Commission For Women

The National Commission for Women was constituted under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (NCW Act) on 31 January 1992 to exercise powers and perform functions assigned. Introduction The Preamble of India espouses equality of status and of opportunity along with the provision of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which embodies the principle of equality. However, the… Read More »

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR)

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was established under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005, in March 2007 as a statutory body. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India. The NCPCR emphasises the principle of inviolability and universality of child rights… Read More »

Constitutional Protection of Women and Children in India

Abstract The article lists out the constitutional provisions exclusively relating to women and children which are devised to ensure their safety and security and to guarantee equal opportunity for their progress to attain full potential as every other citizen. Thus these provisions which we come across range from affirmative action in the form of reservations to institutional setups… Read More »

National Commission For Women – NCW Structure, Function and Recent Development

The National Commission for Women was constituted under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (NCW Act) on 31 January 1992 to exercise powers and perform functions assigned. INTRODUCTION Writers of Independent India recognized the gender disparity between a man and a woman and thus established constitutional mechanisms to promote equality. Article 14 of the Constitution prohibits gender discrimination.… Read More »