Course Code: KLELC 002C
The course intends to provide a brief outline of laws relating to the rights of women.
It aims toacquaint students on the various legal provisions relating to the rights of women under the Constitution and Statutory Law.
Introduction to the Course: Women and the Law (2 hrs)
Women Rights as Human Rights (3 hrs)
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
Protection of Women Rights under the Constitution (8 hrs)
Political Rights, Economic Rights and Social Justice
Equality, Right to Livelihood, Right to Live with Dignity, Right against Exploitation
Directive Principles of State Policy
Equal Justice and Free Legal aid
Women’s Representation in Local Bodies
Law Relating to Crimes against Women: An Overview of Indian Scenario (7 hrs)
Protection of Women under Indian Panel Code, 1860
Indecent Representation of Women [Prohibition] Act, 1986
Laws relating to protection of women under Domestic Violence Act, 2005
Protection of Women in Cyberspace
Laws protecting Women at work place including special provisions of Labour Laws (5 hrs)
Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
The Sexual Harassmentof Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Property Rights of Hindu Women (5 hrs)
Ancient Hindu Law
M.Bhattacharjee Hindu Law & the Constitution, Asok K.Ganguly, Eastern Law House (1994).
“Women, Law and Social Change in India” by Indu Prakash Singh (1989).
“Law relating to women and children” by Dr. Mamta Rao (2008).
Ratanlal and Dhirajlal “Indian Penal Code” and Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986.
“Modern Hindu Law” by Paras Diwan (2017).