The Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) organized an invited talk on ‘Women and Law’ to make aware the students, staff and faculty members of SMVD University and SMVD Narayana Nursing College on women’s legal rights in India.
The guest speaker for the event was Ms. Swati Gupta, Sub Judge and Secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Samba.
Speaking on the occasion the expert enlightened the participants on ten most basic legal rights of women.
The talk dealt with marginality of women drawn out of statistical information, the kind of problems faced by women in cases of crime against women and types of legal remedies used to put such crimes to an end.
The audience were made aware of different crimes, such as female feticide, rape, kidnapping, dowry deaths or attempts, torture both mental and physical, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, honour killings, and alike faced by both rural and urban women in India.