Providing legal advice and facilitating free legal aid to support exploited and oppressed women.
Commission supplied Forms and recommended Twenty-five letters to the victims for free legal-aid to the State Legal Services Authority and Secretary, District Legal Aid Committees in the last one year.
The Supreme Court Guidelines on Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Vishaka and others vs. state of Rajasthan and others, 1997: In 1997, the Supreme Court of India, for the first time, recognized-sexual harassment at the workplace as a violation of human rights, The landmark Vishaka judgement outlined a set of guidelines (Guidelines, on Sexual Harassment at the workplace) for the prevention or redress of complaints by women of sexual harassment in the workplace. The guidelines place the responsibility on employers to provide a safe work environment to their women employees and include both preventive and remedial measures to make the work environment safe for women employees. The Supreme Court's definition of sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviors; sexually coloured remarks; showing pornography;' any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non verbal conduct of sexual nature'. The Guidelines stipulate the constitution of a Complaints Committee.more ..
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 renders domestic violence as a crime if aggrieved is related to the male respondent by blood, marriage, adoption or lives as a family member in the same joint family or is a female live-in partner.more ..
Background: On December 23, 2012 a three member Committee headed by Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was constituted to recommend amendments to the Criminal Law so as to provide for quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women.more ..