Gender-Based violence in India: Human Rights Approach

  • Shariqa Mehmood and Zoya Fatima
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  • Shariqa Mehmood

    Research Scholar at Department of law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

  • Zoya Fatima

    Research Scholar at Department of law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

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Women make up the majority of the world's population and one-third of the working population. They earn one-tenth of the global income and possess less than 1% of the world's real estate, but they put in two-thirds of the labour hours. Human rights abuses against women continue to shock our conscience on a daily basis. A strategy like this provides "women with a constitutional platform to stand up to men, to raise their voices on issues of women's oppression, subjugation, and related issues," giving them a sense of identity in a "traditional male-dominated socio-political system" and a much-needed forum to demand solutions to issues that directly affect them. This is the true meaning of empowerment. The physiological and biological makeup of males and women differs. Gender refers to men's and women's socially constructed identities, features, and roles, in addition to “cultural, social, and biological distinctions” that result in hierarchical relationships between men and women and an unequal distribution of power and rights that favours men and disadvantages women. Gender-based violence includes acts such as “intimate relationship violence, non-partner sexual assault, female genital mutilation, sexual exploitation and abuse of minors, female infanticide, and child marriage”.Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the "most oppressive forms of gender inequality" that keeps men and women from participating equally in social, economic, and political realms. Such violence undermines various development objectives, including gender equality. Gender-based violence, which affects women all around the world, includes “rape, domestic violence, mutilation, murder, and sexual abuse”.Despite the fact that it is rarely acknowledged as a public health issue, gender violence is a significant contributor to female illness and mortality. This study looks at how gender roles and characteristics are defined in relation to one another and through interactions between boys and girls, as well as between men and women. Sexuality and its biological functions are genetically predetermined, whereas gender roles and the power relations they reflect change through time and among cultures.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 2374 - 2382


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