AN IDEALISTIC APPROACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION


Roshni Dahiya Duhan

Abstract


Abstract:

Discrimination against the girl child starts the moment she enters into the mother’s womb. The child is exposed to gender differences since birth and in recent times even before birth, in the form of sex – 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 “right to life” is denied to women. In India, men are always assumed to be superior to women and are given more preference. The “World Human Rights Conference in Vienna” first recognised gender – 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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Title

AN IDEALISTIC APPROACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Date

01-04-2016

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Innovare Journal of Social Sciences
Vol 4 Issue 2 2016 ( April - June) Page: 9-12

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2347-5544

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Roshni Dahiya Duhan
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak B.P.S.M.University,Khanpur-kalan,Sonepat
India


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