crime against Women

Custodial Rape in India: Whom can you even trust?

Custodial Rape in India: Whom can you even trust?

If you cannot trust the very people entrusted to protect you, whom can you? This is the first question that comes to mind when the issue of custodial rape arises. First of all, what is custodial rape and why do we need to know about it? Custodial rape is rape perpetrated by a person employed…

#METOO MOVEMENT AND DEFAMATION LAW IN INDIA

#METOO MOVEMENT AND DEFAMATION LAW IN INDIA

In recent months we came across a term which originated from western countries like USA,UK, etc. The journey of this term #METOO is very long as it crossed seas and oceans and finally reached in our country. After targeting several powerful and eminent personalities of world including the US president Donald Trump it came with…

Marital rape – A lawmakers dilemma

Marital rape – A lawmakers dilemma

Marital rape is the sexual intercourse with one’s spouse without his/her consent, usually by the use of force. A growing problem in today’s contemporary times with women having more liberty to voice their concerns, it’s a crime yet to be criminalised. The issue of marital rape has been widely debated, some being progressive giving importance…

Rape Laws in India- The Heinous Crime Decoded

Rape Laws in India- The Heinous Crime Decoded

Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. The demonstration might be completed by physical power, or where the individual is under danger or control, or with a man who is unequipped for legitimate assent. As indicated by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2013 yearly report, 24,923 rape cases were accounted for crosswise over India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were carried out by somebody known to the victim (98% of the cases). 

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Majority of women employees do not report sexual harassment due to lack of confidence in the organization mechanism, low awareness about law and procedures, threat of professional victimization apart from fear of ridicule, stigma, embarrassment. In May 2016 there was an amendment to the 2013 Act wherein nomenclature was changed from Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to Internal Committee (IC).The employers and ICs have not made efforts to create assurance in women employees so there is low or no reporting of sexual harassment. Low or zero reporting justifies the passive approach taken by the IC’s.Role of IC is to receive complaints to proactively undertaking prevention initiatives which will create awareness about rights of women employees guaranteed by law and raising their confidence to report incidents of sexual harassment. This will help break silence and enhance reporting of sexual harassment.