Breaking Barriers: The Imperative for Gender-Neutral Laws in India

  • Yogita Gautam
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  • Yogita Gautam

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Uttarakhand, India

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The article explores the imperative for gender-neutral laws in India, highlighting the evolution of the legal system towards inclusivity and equality. It traces the journey from gender-biased legislation rooted in historical and colonial legacies to contemporary reforms aiming at gender neutrality. The analysis covers various domains including criminal law, personal laws, and workplace legislation, underlining the significance of such reforms in protecting the rights of all individuals, irrespective of their gender identity. Landmark case laws and international comparisons provide insights into the progress and challenges faced in implementing gender-neutral laws. The article advocates for legal reforms, judicial activism, public awareness, and stakeholder engagement as key strategies towards a more equitable legal framework. This transition reflects India's commitment to upholding human dignity, promoting social justice, and fulfilling its obligations under international human rights norms.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2577 - 2593


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