IRW Act, 1986

Halting abuse

Print edition : July 20, 2018

At a protest march against sexual harassment, in Kochi on January 20. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Protesting against sexual harassment and misogyny and asserting women’s right to public spaces, in Bhopal on January 21, 2017. Photo: A.M. FARUQUI

Maneka Gandhi, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, at a conference in New Delhi on May 4. Photo: PTI

The government’s move to update an existing Act to ban indecent portrayal of women online is welcome given the rising incidence of harassment in recent years.
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