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Rajnath Singh to head Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen legal & institutional frameworks to deal with & prevent sexual harassment at workplace
The Government of India (GoI) has recently constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. It will be chaired by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The GoM will recommend action required for effective implementation of the ..
In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..
Topics: Buggery Act • Crime against nature • Dipak Misra • Human sexuality • Indian Penal Code • Law • Legal history • LGBT Rights in India • Same-sex sexuality • Section 377 • Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code • Sex laws
Amnesty International India launches Our Safety, Our Rights to create awareness among children to identify sexual abuse
On 16 August, the Amnesty International India (AII) has launched a new campaign “Our Safety, Our Rights” to create awareness among children to help them understand and identify sexual abuse. The campaign seeks to empower children to speak up and report sexual abuse without fear. The AII has collaborated with Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS), ..
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is observed every year on May to raise worldwide awareness about human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, and intersex people. The 2018 theme is “Alliances for Solidarity”, to recognize that progress on LGBT issues requires building and sustaining partnerships.
Topics: Biphobia • Bisexuality • Equal Ground • Hatred • Homophobia • Human sexuality • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia • LGBT • Prejudices • Sexual orientation • Transgender Europe • Transphobia
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860, introduced during the British rule of India, criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual sexual activities. Prior to that, sexual activities, including amongst homosexuals, were not penalised in India. It is rooted in the legacies of British colonial states where in ..
Topics: Human sexuality • Indian Penal Code • Law • Legal history • LGBT culture in India • LGBT rights • LGBT Rights in India • Same-sex sexuality • Section 377 • Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code • Sex laws • Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation
SHe-Box was by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). It is launched as a comprehensive SHe-Box online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace. The SHe-Box ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) ..
Topics: Harassment • Human behavior • Human sexuality • Labour law • Me Too movement • Sexual Harassment • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act • Vishaka Guidelines • women • Women's rights in India • Workplace • Workplace bullying