Development Program

Women's Legal Rights

In a society, which reveres the symbol of the mother, natural guardianship is not awarded as an absolute right to the mother, once the child crosses a certain age. Due to pre-eminence given by society to religious laws, discriminatory practices against women still exist. Despite progressive legislations in the past addressing women’s legal rights, much remains to be done before women find an equal standing in Indian society. 


- Professor Jayashree Lakkaraju

Key Challenges


  • Respect to female members

  • Making women aware of their rights

  • Creating a friendly atmosphere

  • Immediate complaint for any crime related cases

  • Free legal aid to women

  • 24/7 helpline

  • Value-based education in all schools

  • Strict implementation of prenatal diagnostic test

  • Strict execution of women laws

  • Stringent punishment to all culprits, Rehabilitation of all victims

  • 33% of women reservation bill to be passed

  • Seperate court for women cases for speedy justice


Though we are the largest democracy, women in India find themselves under-represented and...

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