• Policy Recommendations To Regulate Commercial Surrogacy in India
  • Asia Women Leaders Program - Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Kumari at Beijing+20 India CSO National Consultation
  • Dr Ranjana Kumari & other civil society leaders with the German President Mr Joachim Gauck
  • First-ever Gender Manifesto for political parties in India released!
  • Meri Shakti Meri Beti - Demonstration at Huda City Center Metro Station, Gurgaon
  • Mount Abu Water Conservation Workshop Participants with Trainers
  • Dr. Ranjana Kumari with Aung San Suu Kyi BP Koirala's Birth Centenary Celebration in Kathmandu
  • Interface Workshop - Gurgaon
  • Gender Responsive Skills Training with Nepal Bureaucrats

National Laws & Acts

India is the home to one of the largest populations in the world. This poses a huge challenge for the country to provide for a legal protection system for its citizens and their interests. Right from conceptualization of its constitution, Indian law makers have been at the task of formulating laws and acts to protect the interests of its citizens and building a safe and prosperous nation. Here we present an outline of the main legal protection system and the solutions it has to offer on the issues of its women, children and their families. A comprehensive list of all the acts and laws has been given below

  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 [Read online]
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2012 [Read online]
  • Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1976 [Read online]
  • Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 [Read online]
  • Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2006 [Read online]
  • Commission for Protection of Child Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 [Read online]
  • Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2006 [Read online]
  • Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 [Read online]
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006 [Read online]
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules, 2007 [Read online]
  • Sexual Harassment as defined under the Criminal Law Ordinance 2013 [Download PDF]

The Bill lays down the definition of sexual harassment and seeks to provide a mechanism for redressing complaints. It provides for the constitution of an 'Internal Complaints Committee' at the work place and a 'Local Complaints Committee' at the district and block levels. A District Officer (District Collector or Deputy Collector), shall be responsible for facilitating and monitoring the activities under the Act.

Complete Analysis
Download The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on March 23, 2011. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (Chairperson: Shri Oscar Fernandes), which is scheduled to submit its report by June 15, 2011. The Bill seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. India is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child since 1992. The parties to the Convention are required to take measures to prevent children from being coerced into any unlawful sexual activity.

Download The POCSO Act, 2012 - Hindi
Download The POCSO Act, 2012 - English