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Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Meenakshi Meena
Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but also essential foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Gender equality is achieved when women, men and transgender enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including socio-economic participation and decision–making. It also includes the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured. Gender equality also describes the nonexistence of apparent or veiled disparities among individuals based on gender. Although government has constituted several laws and Acts in favour of women, but unfortunately, in spite of all the support by the constitutional and legal rights their freedom is overlooked, in reality, they still lag behind to enjoy to them. They are often exposed to discrimination, oppression, exploitation, degradation, aggression, humiliation, sexual harassment, moral discomfort etc. The condition are worse in the rural areas and urban slums where they are exposed to all possible uncivilized, unprecedented activities, possibly more because of lack of education, awareness of their rights. The role of the women in the development of a human being’s personality and the growth and progress of society cannot be either denied or undervalued. Acknowledgement of women with law is not enough to pave way in their empowerment but needs very effective practical approaches and education so that they can empower themselves. Now in the age of science, computerization, knowledge and independence, and for the progress and development of the society, our cultural boundations and limitation are started being broken down. Women’s empowerment has been a major concern for the world community particularly during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Women empowerment is commonly associated for social justice and equality. It is a process aimed at changing the nature and direction of systematic process that marginalize women and other disadvantaged sections of society. Now women empowerment becomes a very important issue for policy makers, intellectuals, social activists etc. This book deals with numerous burning issues, views, arguments, problems, aspect and different perspective of women’s empowerment and gender equalities in India.  ..more

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Broohn Hatya avem Kanya Vadh
Saroj Parmar
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Rethinking Gender Equality
Anil Kumar Singh Jha
Indian women are born into a socio-cultural fabric steeped in inequality and discrimination. Women are forced to accept their suppression of freedom and lowering of human dignity as a fait accompli. Bridging the gap between an ideology of equality and a reality in which women are discriminated is the need of hour. Rethinking Gender Equality provides a critical analysis of existing gender inequality in Indian society. The book is a humble endeavour to decipher the specific challenges encountered by women in modern Indian society and how do they negotiate traditional norms as they seek to redefine their self-identity and well-being in modern era. The cornerstone of writing this book is to help readers develop their critical thinking about the pertinent issue which affects everyone’s life. This book is divided into six chapters i.e. Unwanted Daughters; Plight of Female Literacy, Reproductive Health; Child Sexual Abuse; Domestic Violence and Human Rights of Women which are based on the latest reliable data to show the ground reality. Rethinking Gender Equality is a veritable treasure trove of data on critical issues related to women. The book is strongly recommended for the students and research scholars of Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Law and other related fields, media personnel, women’s rights activists and policy makers. ..more

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Gender Identity and Roles in India : Issues and Challenges
Swati ChakrabortyRushiraj Balkrishna Upadhyay
From primitive times to the contemporary era, we can see that the status and role of women are changing periodically. In that context, there are lots of variations we can find in the gender identity and the human rights awareness. As a matter of fact, masculine power is consider superior in most societies and in that sense women are marginalized in various sector. Women become victims of discrimination from the family to the work place. Here articles and papers from different parts of India describes various views on different themes relating to gender in development. Gender in Development is of utmost importance today in the fields of research and academics. When we converse about Gender we focus on women and their overall development. Women are an important part of the functioning of any society. From family to group, group to region and region to country, women, like men, play important roles in various activities. Even so, women are found to be socio-economically discriminated everywhere. In that context, for the comprehensive development of women, it is a pre requisite to analyse the status and role of them through various aspects such as Education, Health, Politics, etc. Since social science is concerned with facts, it needs to reveal the facts behind the extent of gender development (past and present) in Indian society. The editors have also included human right concepts in the context of gender and development. The book will be of interest to academics, research scholars feminists, social researchers policy-makers and non-governmental organizations alike. ..more

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Ethnicity and Gender Equality : Sociological Perspective
Ashutosh Vyas
Ethnicity, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women appear to be much publicised cliched concepts of the 21st Century. Gender issues in India, now- a–days has taken an unprecedented dimensions. Violence against women in the domestic as well as public areas has increased in quantum. Equally it is true that in some regions and for some groups of women, there has been transformation in educational levels, income generating capacity and ability to live a decent life without economic dependence on kinship or state institutions. A more gender equitable legal regime is also in place. In urban environments, there has been some positive change in the personal freedoms available for women. Evaluating the effectiveness for gender equality and for gender sensitization social scientists are focusing on attitude towards gender equality, gender stereotyping with special focus on Indian realities. The present edited research volume on Ethnicity and Gender Equality: Sociological Prespective is the outcome of the research findings of prominent researchers in the field of ethnic diversity, gender sensitization and allied areas. This book will prove to be a landmark in shaping the planet for the better future.  ..more

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