AN IDEALISTIC APPROACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination against the girl child starts the moment she enters into the motherâ€™s womb. The child is exposed to gender differences since birth and in recent times even before birth, in the form of sex â€“ determination tests leading to foeticide and female infanticide. If a girl child opens her eyes in any way, she is killed after her birth by different cruel methods in some parts of the country. Thus the very important â€œright to lifeâ€ is denied to women. In India, men are always assumed to be superior to women and are given more preference. The â€œWorld Human Rights Conference in Viennaâ€ first recognised gender â€“ based violence as a human rights violation in 1993. The same was declared by United Nations Declaration in 1993.
Keywords: sexual abuse, gender discrimination, domestic violence, trafficking, right to life
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