Training programme on ‘Rights of Women’

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Aruna Faraswani said, “There are various legislations internationally and nationally, through international legislations like Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) two covenants, treaties, conventions which states that there shall be equal rights for men and women, freedom from torture, elimination of all forms of discrimination, inalienable rights of woman.”

PUNE: A one-day training programme on ‘Rights of Women’ was organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed To Be University) New Law College in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Family court judge, Thane, Aruna Faraswani said, “There are various legislations internationally and nationally, through international legislations like Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) two covenants, treaties, conventions which states that there shall be equal rights for men and women, freedom from torture, elimination of all forms of discrimination, inalienable rights of woman.”

“In India, women’s rights are protected by implementation of International Covenants into Indian Constitution and by Articles 14,15,16,29,39,42,46,47, etc. and the IPC Sections, Domestic Violence Act, National Commission for women, etc. Also by various landmark judgements, violation against women, sexual abuse/harassment, trafficking of women, dowry deaths, sati, have been totally stopped,” said Faraswani. 

Adv Pravartak Pathak, Bombay High Court said, “In earlier times, the Vedas stated that women have the highest respect and shall be treated as Goddess, but later, such values were lost. In 19th and 20th century, the women’s rights movements started and social media played a vital role where it was felt necessary to protect the rights of women.”

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