Gender Based Empowerment In India

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Dr. (Ms.) Rekha Singh clearly stated that there is no denying the fact that women in India have made a considerable progress in the last fifty years but yet they have to struggle against many handicaps and social evils in the male dominated society.
Dr. Prachi Singh , Mrs. Shilpi Gupta in their research paper stated that empowerment in India is a challenging task we need to acknowledge the fact that gender based discrimination is a deep rooted social malice practiced in India in many forms since thousands of years. The malice is not going to go away in a few years for that matter by attempting to work at it through half hearted attempts. Formulating laws and policies are not enough as it is seen that most of the times these laws and policies
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Apart from the goals initiated in the Constitution, legislations like Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, the Family Courts Act, 1981, Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987, National Commission for Women Act, 1990, Sexual Harassment of Women at the Work Place Prevention Bill, 2000, Protection from Domestic Violence Bill 2002, Foreign Marriage Act, 1969, have been eanacted to recognize the status of women in India, give them protection, empower them, eliminate gender disability manifested in various forms in various fields of activities, change social and economic structure, which marginalizes them as against men. Aim is to create environment in which they enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms equal with men in all spheres political, economic, social, cultural and civil equal access to participation and decision making in social, political and economic life of the Nation, the health care, equality in education at all levels, career and vocational guidence, employment, equal remuneration, occupational health and safety, social security and public office; provide for legal system and eliminate all forms of discrimination against women; prevention of all forms of violence against women, sensitize judicial system making it more responsive to women’s aspirations, creating environmental where women can fight for their rights fearlessly. Apart from other fields, position of women in the legal profession and Judiciary is no good. It is no good. It is said that women

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