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Womens Rights in India: Problems and Prospects

Author Affiliations

  • 1 DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 49-53, July,14 (2014)


United Nation in its Millennium Summit in 2000 declared ‘Gender Equality and Women Empowerment’ as one among the eight ‘Millennium Development Goal’ to be achieved by the year 2015. However these goals are far from being realized in a country like India. Infact often women in India are deprived of their fundamental right to dignity also, leave alone the question of gender parity. The present paper explores the questions central to women’s right in India that is fundamentally patriarchal in nature. The article attempts to grapple with the few challenges faced by the women in India like the dowry, female foeticide, denial of inheritance rights, sale and trafficking of girls etc. The objective of the paper is to evolve strategies to empower women uniformly like the men.


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