Legal provisions regarding gender equality

The Legal Provisions regarding gender equality

To uphold the Constitutional mandate, the State has enacted various legislative measures intended to ensure equal rights, to counter social discrimination and various forms of violence and atrocities and to provide support services especially to women. .
Some acts which have special provisions to safeguard women and their interests are:

(i) The Family Courts Act, 1954

(ii) The Special Marriage Act, 1954

(iii) The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

(iv) The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 with amendment in 2005

(v) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

(vi) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (Amended in 1995)

(vii) Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

(viii) The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

(ix) The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.
(x) Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986

(xi) Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987

(xii) The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

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