As 2020 came to a close, the state cabinet of Maharashtra decided to approve the draft bill of the ‘Shakti Act’ that aims to curb sexual crimes and violence against women and children. The state government believes that a stringent and speedy trial is imperative to prevent heinous offences against the two vulnerable groups.

Several women’s organisations across the country have opposed the government’s move to increase the age of marriage of girls from 18 t0 21 years, which has been ironically touted as a measure of women’s empowerment.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Flavia and congratulations for receiving the first LAADLI GENDER CHAMPION AWARD instituted in memory of Dr. Gail Omvedt, Ms. Sonal Shukla and Ms. Kamla Bhasin. online function on 5-12-2021, 4.30 pm.

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