Because of this, women in India have been subjected to violence, exploitation and subordination since time immemorial. They are marginalized in our country, often deemed inferior to men. In most cases, the years of subordination has led to a general acceptance of the wrath of their husbands. India is a developing country, which is slowly opening its doors to western ideas and lifestyles. The Indian society needs to develop an understanding that no woman is bound to let herself be the victim of any man’s transgression or abomination, regardless of the relation she shares with him.
The space called national heroes has traditionally been occupied by men or as Anne Mclintok declares, ‘nationalism is gendered’ (1). Indian women have always been relegated to the private space of home in the process of nation building, throughout the times of the freedom struggle of the country, the era when the notion of India as a nation, germinated in the public sphere. The association of women with the metaphorical label of being the ‘mother’ of the nation exemplifies the degree of involvement allowed as an agent in the workings of Indian society. This trend continues till date. Any exemplary achievement by a woman in India is grounded in traditional markers defining women in relation to men and their label as such in the cultural context.
Introduction In India, discriminatory attitude towards men and women have existed for generations and thus it affect the lives of both genders. Although the constitution of India has granted men and women equal rights, but gender gap still remains. Female discrimination violates human rights. These are mostly seen in family land sharing among sisters and brothers. Women are perceived to be disadvantaged at work.
However these goals are far realized in a country like India. In fact often women in India are deprived of their fundamental right to leave alone the question of gender equality. The present paper explores the questions central to women’s right in India that is fundamentally in nature. The article attempts to grapple with the few challenges faced by the women in India like the dowry, female foeticide, denial inheritance. The objective of the paper is to evolve strategies to empower women who are as beings as men are.
The study again realized the existing social reality that violence against women are primarily gender-based, embedded in different layers of our society. This analysis shows that there are multiple causes, social factors of violence against women involved in sex working profession, as well as certain prescriptions from the participants and also came up that how to develop resistance. One of the fundamental causes of violence against women is in every sense the unequal power equation between men and women, the patriarchal logic that govern the society lead to discrimination. This research unfolded that being women in general and a part of the ‘tabooed’ community sex workers face sheer violation, for example, most of them reported that ‘rehabilitation to mainstream society’ almost becomes impossible to them. The Gender violence is so deep rooted in a woman’s lifetime, that freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of woman have a hard time imagining because violence is such an extensive part of the culture and their spirits.
Violent crimes directed towards women such as rape poses serious violations of human rights. The advocates of women’s rights have been able to put pressure on governments by placing gender-based violence in human rights framework to fulfill government’s obligations under international human rights law to punish and prevent such violence. However, despite a substantial number of contraventions, rape still exists in some form, filling the lives of women with pain and terror from which some might never recover. While the United Nations continues to promote democracy as the best system to secure women’s dignity and rights, India the world’s largest democracy fails to protect the nation’s women. In India, rape is the fastest growing crime and reports indicate that rape of women and young girls in India has increased considerably especially in recent years.
The above scenarios are just a few examples of a worsening state of violence against women. Research also states that the common perpetrator of violence against women is their intimate partner; either husband or cohabited partner. “Violence against women is prevalent in society in the world. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific values and standard, which are executed today ‘through many social and political institutions that foster women’s subservience and discrimination against women and girls.” (UN, 1993) In Asia, violence against women is increasing quickly that takes a big effect not only on individual, family and home but also to the economy and productivity in region, officials and experts. In Vietnam, there were 30 percent of women reported physical, sexual or psychological harm.
In all over the world, in every country women had limited rights and works for the men. In India devdasi system, sati system and baal vivah system was very unpleasant to the women’s rights. In America there was no suffrage for the women and in Europe also women were in very worse condition. They were treated as a slave of men. In history Women’s rights is the fight for the idea that women should have equal rights with men.
The problem about violation against human rights has been one of the problems in our society. Number of cases and forms of violence against women not decreasing, it is conversely increasing. Considering about violence against women we should note that domestic violence is one of the most spread type of violence. This type of violence impacts the most negative for the society. Violence against girls and women and its criminal sides should not be only theme of talking in women’s society.