In ABC vs State (NCT Of Delhi) dealt with the question as to whether it is imperative for an unwed mother (which in that case was a Christian woman) to specifically notify the putative father of the child whom she has given birth to of her petition for appointment as the guardian of her child observed that where the father has not exhibited any concern for his offspring, giving him legal recognition would be an exercise in futility. It thus interpreted the term “parent” which was not defined in the concerned Act dealt with in the said case that in the case of illegitimate children whose sole caregiver is one of his/her parents to principally mean that parent alone. There is thus no mandatory and inflexible procedural requirement of notice to be served to the putative father in connection with a guardianship or custody petition preferred by the natural mother of the child of whom she is the sole caregiver as the uninvolved parent is not precluded from approaching … [Read more...] about Indian Judiciary’s Role In Empowering Women
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum certified law firms with more than 100 lawyers that met three of six criteria for percentages of equity partners and leaders, the National Law Journal reports. Three firms met all six criteria, but the forum’s chairwoman, Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi, declined to identify them in an interview with the NLJ. … [Read more...] about 32 Law Firms Certified for 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
In June, Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to allow women to legally driving, putting a final end to a decades old ban that had been upheld by conservative religious leaders. The decision was initially announced last September, but took several months for the kingdom to implement. Last year, Riyadh also granted women the right to attend public events, such as concerts and sporting competitions, alongside men. … [Read more...] about Saudi Women Will Now Learn to Fly After Gaining Right to Drive
Safr's most notable feature allows users to express a preference for the gender of their driver or their passenger - a feature that has also shown up in the app of RideAustin, a nonprofit ride-hailing service in Texas, as "female driver mode." If a woman using Safr wants a female driver and one is available, she'll get a female driver. If not, the rider would have the option to cancel, Gilani said. … [Read more...] about Is new ride-hailing firm for women a lawsuit waiting to happen?