Sexual Harassment Current Affairs, GK & News

Workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

On February 23, 2022, Union Law Secretary Anoop Mendiratta asserted that sexual harassment at workplace is a violation of Fundamental Rights guaranteed in the Indian Constitution. Highlights He further asserted that, until and unless women come out in open against it, it will be difficult to bring in changes. He was addressing the first workshop on Prevention of Sexual ..

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US: First Coin featuring Black Woman

Maya Angelou becomes the first black woman to appear on US coin. The coin was rolled out by US Mint as a part of the American Women Quarters Programme. About Maya Angelou Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend at the age of seven. The latter was beaten to death by her uncles. Maya became ..

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China’s Draft Law on the Protection of Women Rights

On December 20, 2021, China’s Standing Committee of National People’s Congress (NPC) started to review a draft amendment to “Law on Protection of Rights & Interests of Women”. Key Points Amendment was proposed amid increasing number of sexual harassment & domestic violence cases and a yearlong #MeToo movement. Amendment would update and strengthen the three-decade-old ..

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Nirbhaya Case Convicts Hanged to Death in Tihar Jail

On March 20, 2020, four convicts of the Nirbhaya Gang Rape were hanged to death in Tihar Jail. Highlights In September 2013, a fast track court convicted them with death sentence. Several curative and mercy petitions were filed by them at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. In 2017, the Supreme Court upheld death ..

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Supreme Court rejects Curative Petitions filed over Nirbhaya Case: What are Curative Petitions?

On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the curative petitions filed over Nirbhaya case. A Brief outlook In September 2013, a fast track court of Delhi found the defendants guilty and pronounced death penalty to those accused of rape and murder of a 23-year old female. Since then the accused were appealing ..

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Government notifies POCSO Rules, 2020

The Government has notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2020 which enables implementation of recent amendments to the Act. Under the new rules, punishment for child abuse has been made more stringent. The rules state that any person who has received any pornographic material involving a child or any information regarding such ..

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