Many legacy laws in India prevent women from choosing to work or deter their employment. Outdated prohibitory and discriminatory Indian laws continue to restrict women’s economic participation. Someplace entry barriers for women job-seekers, others increase the costs of employing women. We have built an exhaustive list of legal provisions passed by the Union and state governments and a cross-state analysis of laws that sanction economic discrimination against women. Our work will give Centre and State governments a comprehensive repeal and amendment agenda assisting them to meet Sustainable Development Goal 5.1.1.
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