Rights of Women in India: Constitutional and Legal Scenario

Dr. Shridevi S. Suvarnakhandi
Assistant Professor
B.L.D.E.Association’s Law College, India.

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human rights on 10 December 1948 which proclaims that all human beings are born free and have equal right to dignity .Similarly Indian Constitution guarantees several rights such as the right to equality in Article 14, right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of Constitution to all its citizens irrespective of gender .Gender equality means a society in wherein both women and men enjoy the same opportunities, rights and obligations in different spheres of life. Equality in decision making, economic and social freedom, equal access to education and right to practice an occupation of one’s choice. In order to promote gender equality, we need to the empowerment of women, and concentrate on areas which are most crucial to her well being. Women’s empowerment, economic, social, political, is vital to growth of any nation and to protect and nurture human rights.

Keywords: Legitimate, constitution, legal rights, fundamental rights, directive principles..