What steps have been taken for protecting Women’s Rights?

In 1979 the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the General Assembly and was ratified by all countries. This has been the main instrument for protecting women’s rights. Earlier a commission on the status of women was set up in 1946 to promote women’s rights in political, economic, social, and educational fields.


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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more