Women Legislation (India)



Women Related Legislation in India

Women Related Legislation In India

National Policy For The Empowerment Of Women (2001)


The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women.

What Are The Goals And Objectives Of The National Women’s Policy In India?

The goal of this Policy is to bring about the advancement, development and empowerment of women. The Policy will be widely disseminated so as to encourage active participation of all stakeholders for achieving its goals. Specifically, the objectives of this Policy include
  • Creating an environment through positive economic and social policies for full development of women, to enable them to realize their full potential.
  • The de-jure and de-facto enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom of women on equal basis with men in all spheres – political, economic, social, cultural and civil
  • Equal access to participation and decision making of women in the social, political and economic life of the nation.
  • Equal access for women in health care, quality education at all levels, career and vocational guidance, employment, equal remuneration, occupational health and safety, social security and public office etc.
  • Strengthening legal systems aimed at elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.
  • Changing societal attitudes and community practices by active participation and involvement of both men and women.
  • Mainstreaming a gender perspective in the development process.
  • Elimination of discrimination and all forms of violence against women and the girl child; and
  • Building and strengthening partnerships with civil society, particularly women’s organizations.

What Is The Policy Prescription For Women In India?

Well I can list the same under the following section.

  • Legal Judicial System
  • Decision Making
  • Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in the Development Process
  • Economic Empowerment of women
  • Women’s Role in Agriculture
  • Women and its Industry
  • Social Empowerment of Women
  • Rights of the Girl Child
  • The Legislative Rights of the Women
  • Panchayat Raj Institutions
  • The Commission of sati prevention Act and Rules
  • Indecent Representation of WomenAct 1986 in India
  • Dowry Prohibition Rules
Women Related Legislation in India