This much acclaimed work by Mamta Rao is a brilliant, well researched and systematically organised study of the law relating to women and children.
Numerous laws/amendments essential for the effective enforcement of basic human rights relating to women and children have been passed since the release of the first edition.
The author has in depth discussed the problems faced by women and the protection provided under various criminal, personal and labour laws in India. Various crimes committed against women – rape, dowry death, prostitution, female foeticide, sexual harassment at workplace, domestic violence, obscenity and indecent representation of women – have been discussed in the light of prevalent law. The protection provided to women under the Constitution of India has been discussed along with the role played by the National Commission for Women in advocating reforms towards the betterment of women.
In the area of protection of children, issues such as child-labour, trafficking, abuse and juvenile delinquency have been discussed, and the significant developments in the law relating to children such as the recently enacted Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005; Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2006 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006, have been analysed.
The work has been written topic wise making the study meaningful and comprehensible.