Women and Health: A Matter of Concern

Divya Jain
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India.

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

Women’s health has long been a concern but today it has become an urgent priority. Since birth, she is trapped in the vicious circle of structural violence denying her the access to education, healthcare and trapping her in pervasive victimhood. This paper aims to bring into light two important health issues faced by women: Female Genital Mutilation and HIV/AIDS and the society’s response to it. The research has also been focused at the different international regimes and covenants framed for women empowerment. Suggestions as to the reforms needed for curbing the stereotypes and deconstructing gender roles have been discussed simultaneously.

Keywords: Women Health, Female Genital Mutilation, HIV/AIDS, Gender Inequality, Structural Violence.


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