Women’s Rights: Equality and Gender Roles

  • Tarang Tyagi and Abhiranjan Dixit
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  • Tarang Tyagi

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University, India

  • Abhiranjan Dixit

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University, India

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The issue of women's rights and gender roles is multifaceted and convoluted in India as a result of the many societal, cultural, and historical factors that play a part in the country. Despite the fact that the Indian Constitution guarantees equal rights for men and women, many aspects of Indian society continue to treat women unfairly and subject them to discrimination. Women in India face a number of challenges and roadblocks on their path to achieving equal rights and opportunities. These challenges and roadblocks include gender-based violence, a lack of access to economic and educational opportunities, societal expectations, and stereotypes regarding gender role expectations. Efforts to advance gender equality in India include, but are not limited to, raising awareness of issues such as domestic abuse and sexual harassment; advocating for legislative and policy changes to defend women's rights; improving women's access to education and employment opportunities; and enhancing women's access to education and employment opportunities. Old gender norms and stereotypes continue to have an effect on society's expectations and behavior, despite the fact that they damage both men and women. In spite of these challenges, a significant number of individuals and organizations in India are working to improve gender equality and challenge the conventional gender stereotypes. For example, one of the goals of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign is to expand the role that women play in society and to promote the education of young women. Women's rights organizations and activists are also working to raise public awareness of gender-based violence and to promote legislative and regulatory changes to better protect women's rights. These efforts are being supported by the public. In general, establishing gender equality and dismantling gender stereotypes in India will need unceasing efforts and lobbying on the part of individuals and organizations operating in a wide range of societal contexts. In spite of the fact that certain strides have been made, there is still a great deal of work to be done before women in India may enjoy equal rights and opportunities, as well as a life free from prejudice and violence.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2272 - 2285

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117271

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