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Laws Related With Women and Children in India

Kushagra Sharma, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to Be University) New Law College, Pune


The milestone document of United Nations i.e., Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) sets in motion the noble provisions laid down in its treaties to be implemented by the State parties. India, being a signatory to many treaties of United Nations like, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is under an obligation to give effect to the provisions of these documents. The issue of violation of Women and Child Rights is of utmost concern, the Preamble of the Constitution of India provides for equality amongst citizens irrespective of colour, sex or place of birth. The paper deals with the issue of child labour and sexual harassment against women. The paper also draws attention on the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data on child labour and sexual harassment, and various legislations enacted for that purpose and offences connected thereof. The paper also brings in light the cases where Supreme Court and various other Courts have dealt with the cases related to importance of education to young childrens.

Keywords: Child Rights, Gender Equality, United Nations, COVID-19, Right to Education.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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