8 Important Rights Every Indian Woman should know about

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2022-09-19,13:44:09 news

Right to maintenance

Maintenance includes the basic necessities of life like food, shelter, clothes, education, health care facilities etc. A married woman is entitled to get maintenance from her husband.

Right to equal pay

A male and a female is entitled to the same pay for the same work.

Right to dignity and decency

Every woman has the right to live in dignity, free of fear, coercion, violence and discrimination.

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Right against domestic violence

Every woman is entitled to the right against Domestic Violence with her by virtue of the enactment of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in 2005.


Rights at workplace

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION and REDRESSAL) Act, 2013 secures women rights at her workplace.

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Right against dowry

Dowry system i.e. giving and taking of dowry by bride or bridegroom or by their parents at, before or after the marriage is penalized by Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.


Right to free legal aid

you are entitled to claim free legal services from the legal services authorities recognized under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

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Right of private defense

It is a defensive right. You can cause hurt, grievous hurt or even death in protecting your body or another person’s body from the assailant.

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