Women Protection acts:
With a noble vision to bring gender equality, Indian govt framed many acts and governances to protect the women rights throughout the country. In the past, most of the women are illiterate and they are not aware of the functioning of these acts. So, although there were many acts in the law, they never improved the lifestyle of a woman in India.
The areas where women face abuse are home, office and streets.
Women specific legislations:
- Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
- Immoral Traffic Act, 1956.
- The protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Women Related Legislations:
- The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988)
- The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
- Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
- Indian Penal Code, 1860
- The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (28 of 1989)
- Eve Teasing (New Legislation)
- The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
- The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (34 of 1971)
- The Guardians and Wards Act, 1869
- The Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925)
- The Minimum Wages Act
- The Factories Act, 1948
- The Guardians and Wards Act, 1860 (8 of 1890)
- The Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956
- The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique
- The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
- The Christian Marriage Act, 1872 (15 of 1872)
- National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (20 of 1990)
- The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976
- The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
- The Special Marriage Act, 1954
- The Inter-State Migrant Workmen
- The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937
- The Hindu Minority & Guardianship Act, 1956
- The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (yet to be reviewed)
- The Family Courts Act, 1984
- The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 (19 of 1929)
- The Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 (33 of 1969)
- The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1979
- The Indian Divorce Act, 1969 (4 of 1969)
- The Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000
Aadhya helps the women by bringing awareness about these acts and also helps women by appointing legal advisories to fight on their side.