Make laws on gender violence more citizen-friendly

Business Standard

Laws dealing with gender violence need to be simple and short so that victims as well as protectors do not have any problem understanding or interpreting them, experts at a seminar here opined Saturday.

“In India, the laws are not harmonised. As part of moving forward on gender issues we have to understand how to simplify the law. Very often even the police do not know the laws,” Ruchira Gupta, gender activist and founder president of NGO Apne Aap Women Worldwide, said at the seminar “Gender Justice, Criminal Law and Curricular Reforms” held at the India International Centre. Continue reading.