Empowering Women through Alimony Reform: Fostering Financial Independence and Gender Equality

  • Malik Sabana S.
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  • Malik Sabana S.

    Student at School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, India

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This abstract explores the empowerment of women through alimony laws, shedding light on the transformative potential of these legal provisions. Alimony, often associated with divorce settlements, plays a crucial role in safeguarding women's financial independence and promoting gender equality. It serves as a critical safety net, offering financial support to spouses, predominantly women, who may have made sacrifices during their marriage. This support not only ensures a stable transition after divorce but also opens doors to economic independence by facilitating education, training, and career opportunities. By acknowledging the value of homemaking and childcare contributions, alimony laws affirm the principle of fairness in divorce settlements. They reduce financial dependence, allowing women to rebuild their lives with confidence. Furthermore, alimony encourages equitable distribution of domestic responsibilities and, in turn, fosters gender equality in employment. Overall, alimony laws serve as a vital instrument in empowering women, addressing socioeconomic disparities, and facilitating their journey toward financial autonomy and self-sufficiency.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1624 - 1639

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115946

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