Dalit Women In India

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Human Rights Assignment Status of Dalit Women in India I search for God, whom should I hear? I made stone temples, carved God out of stone But priests are like stone, They imprison God. Whom shall I hear? We were born Untouchables Because of our deeds. —Dalit devotional song (Franco, Macwan, and Ramanathan, 2000: 191) With home to more than one thousand million individuals, India is world's biggest democracy. India is additionally one of the establishing members of the UN. It signed the declaration by the United Nations at Washington on 1 January 1942 and furthermore, took an interest in the notable UN convention in San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945. India has reliably upheld the purposes and standards of the UN and has made…show more content…
Traditionally, Indian society was divided into four sects on the basis of occupational expertise like the Brahamins were assigned to read the scriptures, the Kshatriyas were assigned to rule, the Vashayas were engaged in trade and commerce and the Shudras were assigned to do the other jobs. But apart from these four sects, there were other castes that were completely ostracized from the traditional Indian society and not given any place in the caste hierarchy and were considered untouchables because they were engaged in professions that were considered “impure”. They were at the bottom of these (upper caste) people. They were treated less than humans. And if you’re a Dalit woman, the cocktail of gender and caste raises an even bigger barrier to tear…show more content…
UPR’s approach to women’s rights has rested on the belief that the progress of any society is dependent on its ability to protect and promote the rights of its women. For mainstreaming women in all governmental policies and programs, government adopted Gender Budgeting as a tool in the year 2005 to promote gender equality. Comprehensive efforts have also been underway to secure gender justice by substantially increasing coverage of programmes for affirmative action, campaigns for equal rights to women in property, credit facilitation, income generating opportunities, provision of support services like day care facilities, crèches, and hostels for working women,
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