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Women’s Day — March, 8th 

Stand for independence and empower all genders not just one.

International Women’s Day: This day is marked to celebrate the voices of female power and bounds of strength they carry with themselves.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere.

This year we will also be celebrating other major UN anniversaries, such as the 10th anniversary of the establishment of UN Women, among others.

The year 2020 represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and the human rights of all women and girls.

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

-Maya Angelou

This year the female army is heading towards the empowerment and equality of all genders. The idea is to stand together and walk together without undermining the other.

“I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.”

– Princess Diana

Women have come out as the strongest after a history of maximum oppression and all kinds of injustice. Not that the war has ended yet, but the women are now fighting their own battles and winning it with utmost courage and power.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

Over the years Indian Law has developed in a way to give women equal rights to eradicate the oppression, following is the list of a few important laws and statutes that every person interested in furthering the cause of protecting women and their development should be enlightened about:

Women-Specific Legislations:

Women-Related Legislations:

This woman’s day the misconceptions of concept ‘feminism’ are to be broken, the idea of feminism is not to undermine one gender over the other, it is to uplift your fellows and place them on an equal pedestal. 

† Legal Editor, EBC Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Case BriefsHigh Courts

Delhi High Court: A Bench of Jyoti Singh and G.S. Sistani, JJ., dismissed an appeal filed against the order of the family court whereby it directed that interim custody of the 11 years old girl remained with the respondent-father for four days and with the appellant-mother for three days in a week.

The appellant appearing in person sought modification of the order on the ground that the respondent was a sexually abusive father and she sought to produce a video recording to that effect. Per contra, the respondent appearing in person with Yidhishter Sharma and Nishant Sharma, Advocates denied the allegations and instead stated that the appellant was suffering from mental illness.

The High Court endorsed the view of the family court that both the parties had equal rights over the child. It was noted that the video recording did not prima facie support the allegations made by the appellant. It was also noted that the child was counselled by three independent counsellors and the reports stated that the child was happy and wished to live with her father. It was observed, “The Apex Court, as well as this court, has repeatedly held that where the parties are not able to resolve their differences and stay together, then shared parenting is the best formula to bring up a child.” Everything considered, the Court was of the opinion that there was no occasion to interfere with the impugned order of custodial arrangement. [DSG v. AKG, 2019 SCC OnLine Del 7767, decided on 26-03-2019]