India
India
Population
1,236,686,732
Region
South Asia
Income Group
Lower middle income
Female Population
597,121,072
% of Women in the Workforce
30%

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QuestionAnswerSource
Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution of India, Art 15(1)
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitution of India, Art. 15(1)
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of India, Art. 14
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of India, Seventh Schedule List III--Concurrent List, Art. 5
Case law provides that Section 13 of the Constitution of India does not extend to certan personal and customary laws. If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality?
NoConstitution of India
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of India, Seventh Schedule List III--Concurrent List, Art. 5
Case law provides that Section 13 of the Constitution of India does not extend to certan personal and customary laws. If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality?
NoConstitution of India
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesThe Passports Act 1967, Sec. 5
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport Act 1967, Sec. 5
Passport application forms
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, Art 19(1)(d)
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, art 19(1)(d)
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, Art. 19(1)(g)
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, Art 19(1)(g)
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, art 19(1)(g)
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, Art 19(1)(g)
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, art 19(1)(e)
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of India, Art 19(1)(e)
If the child is born abroad and it is the father who is an Indian citizen, additional protocol must be followed. Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man?
YesCitizenship Amendment Act, 2003, Arts. 3 and 4
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship Amendment Act, 2003, Arts. 3 and 4
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship Act, Art. 5(1)(c )
Government application procedures
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesNo applicable provisions could be located