Understanding of the Status of Women and Right to Development

  • Leena Chhabra and Dr. Arvind P. Bhanu
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  • Leena Chhabra

    Research Scholar at Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India.

  • Dr. Arvind P. Bhanu

    Professor of Law and Research and Acting Director at Amity Law School Delhi, India

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This paper examines the applicability and relevance of the status of women’s human rights and their right to development, calling for treatment of women’s issues by improving their status and assisting in their total development. Women’s empowerment is essential for sustainable development, growth and the accomplishment of all the millennium development goals. Women often face discrimination and gender inequalities because of factors such as ethnicity or caste. Women’s economic participation and empowerment are fundamental to strengthening their rights and allowing them to have control over their lives and exert influence in society generating just and equitable societies. The researcher concluded that unless women are empowered, and gender equality is achieved, the nation will not achieve sustainable development with the recognition of only men’s participation in economic, social, political, and environmental areas. Hence, this paper calls for the strong obligation of the government to empower women and utilise all the potentials of the country to attain secure and sustainable livelihoods. After all, in simple terms, human rights are about ensuring dignity, equality, and security for all human beings.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 2382 - 2393

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112784

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