Near Kamala Nehru Park, Off. Bhandarkar Road, Pune
At Abhilasha, we believe in a future where women are able to access equal protection and legal remedies. Our mission is to encourage women empowerment and justice through a movement of people who know how to use and shape the law. Our advocacy is inspired by our interactions and experiences with women and children. Here are a few of the issues we’ve discussed previously:
In light of the landmark Supreme Court judgement in Vishaka & Ors. v. State of Rajasthan, certain mandatory guidelines were laid down that addressed the issue of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. These guidelines were later enacted though the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Today, various judicial pronouncements along with the Act and allied rules contribute to the development of a safe and secure workplace for women.
Maternity benefit and medical bonus for women is secured under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. When combined with recent judicial pronouncements, certain important principles are established:
Even today, women continue to face discrimination in terms of promotions, growth opportunities and remuneration. However, the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 guarantees the right to equal pay to both men and women, especially in the case of factories and labour-oriented industries.
Discriminating against or denying employment on the grounds of gender is against the spirit of equality enshrined in Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. A few practical examples of such discriminatory treatment includes: