The apex court, in Independent Thought vs Union Of India, while striking down Exception 2 to S. 375 IPC in so far as it permits intrusive sexual intercourse with a girl child below 18 years by her ‘husband’, examined in a petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution the provision of IPC in relation to the POCSO Act and observed that having sexual intercourse with a girl child between 15 and 18 years of age, the husband of the girl child is said to have not committed rape u/s 375 IPC but is said to have committed aggravated penetrative sexual assault in terms of Section 5(n) of the POCSO Act. It further observed that the marital rape could degrade and humiliate her, destroy her entire psychology pushing her into a deep emotional crisis and dwarf and destroy her whole personality and degrade her very soul. This conflict or incongruity needs to be resolved in the best interest of the girl child and the provisions of various complementary statutes … [Read more...] about Indian Judiciary’s Role In Empowering Women
"Sadly, beyond this, I am unable to work on your campaign; I don't think I would be an 'empowering and inspiring' role model for young women wishing to pursue a freelance creative career if I was to give away my labour for free to an organisation perfectly able to pay me. … [Read more...] about Writer slams DWP for ‘making her work for free’ on campaign to empower women in the workplace
Among the exhibit's other highlights are collars from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a 1954 Cornell graduate; a labor union cap from a campaign led by Coretta Scott King in 1969, and a skirt suit worn by Janet Reno, a 1960 Cornell grad and the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. … [Read more...] about New exhibit to feature empowered women’s footwear, clothing
The six criteria are: Women have to account for at least 20 per cent of equity partners, the firm’s primary governance committee and the compensation committee; they have to represent at least 10 percent of firm chairs and office managing partners, at least 25 percent of practice group leaders or department heads, and at least 10 percent of the top half of the most highly compensated partners. … [Read more...] about 32 Law Firms Certified for Empowering Women
In addition to allowing users to select a gender preference on the app, Safr says it has other features that make the service safer for women than Uber or Lyft. For one, Safr says, it's doing a better job of vetting drivers - and making sure they stay vetted. Before a person can drive with Safr, the company conducts comprehensive background checks and requires face-to-face interviews with prospective drivers. … [Read more...] about Is new ride-hailing firm for women a lawsuit waiting to happen?