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Violence against women: a gender perspective

Author Affiliations

  • 1Anand Institute of Social Work, Anand, Gujarat, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 32-35, January,14 (2018)


The only creation of almighty in the universe that has the inherent capacity to create and sustain a universe, the blessed one to bless entire world. The status of women, especially Indian woman is mysterious. She has passed from the state of princess to slave in the ancient, medieval and modern era respectively. Every coin has two sides. Somewhere she is being treated as equal compared to male entity while somewhere she has been treated as just an object. The medieval period is considered as the “dark period” in the history. Later on by the efforts of various social and political leaders worked for upliftment of marginalized women. As a result, a mixed response was received for women welfare. In addition, still the society has those orthodox masses who still believe women are there to please the family members by being within the four walls of a house. The present paper briefly discusses the status of Indian women from ancient to present (modern) life, the experience from the junction of princess hood to slavery. It further reveals the conceptual framework of Gender and Sex. Gender based violence- its forms will be highlighted. Further, it will focus on some initiated programmes launched and designed for women welfare by state and central government under various ministries.


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