international women day 2021

Women’s Day 2021: 7 women Rights that every woman must know

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Every year March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world. The reason behind celebrating women’s day is to give women the respect they deserve. The UN theme for the International women’s Day 2021, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” is with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “Women in public life, equal participation in decision making”, and the flagship Generation Equality campaign.

Many countries including India have formulated many legal rights for women to safeguard their gender but even today there are many women who are not even aware of these women’s rights. Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, we are informing women about their rights.

Aiming for Generation Equality, Here are some of the Women’s Rights that ever Women must know

1. Women have the right to dignity and decency

In an event that the accused is a woman, no medical examination procedure on her can be performed if there is no other woman available.

2. Women have the right against workplace harassment

Under this act, if a female faces any harassment at the workplace, she can submit a written complaint to an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) at a branch office within a period of 3 months.

3. Women have the Legal right to equal pay

Like men, women also have the right to equal pay at the workplace. According to Indian labor law, if you work at any place, you cannot be discriminated against on the basis of gender in salary.

4. Women have right against Domestic Violence

Protection from domestic violence – Under this, if there occurs any violence with a woman at her house or in-law’s house, then she can file a case against it.

5. Women have Maternity Rights

Under this right, whenever a woman is pregnant, she has the right to take a leave of 26 weeks. During this period, there will be no deduction in the salary of the woman. And she can start working again after her delivery.

6. Women have right to get free legal aid

Under the Legal Services Authorities Act, female rape victims have the right to get free legal aid or help from the Legal Services Authority who has to arrange a lawyer for her.

7. Women have the right to Zero FIR

The Supreme Court made this decision to save the victim’s time and prevent an accused from walking free. The Zero FIR is a type of police report that can be lodged at any police department, regardless of where the incident happened or what jurisdiction it falls under. The Zero FIR can later be transferred to the police station that has jurisdiction over the case.

Seema Jain

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