Socio-Legal perspective and women empowerment in India
Tauffiqu Ahamad, Ananta Narayana
The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia. The promotion of equal rights by many reformers, government policies and most important legal or constitutional support are being changing the history of women in India. In modern era, women have held high chairs including that of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Leader of the Opposition etc. During the intervention in policies and programmes of government, many holes are being found such as implementation barriers and misuse of laws. Indian women are marginalized in their access to education and healthcare. They are also influenced with exploring the intersection of gender, colour, caste, ethnicity, religion, marital status, and class as sources of discrimination in Indian society and workplaces. This paper aims to present the challenges face by women due to the discrimination of gender and other forms of identities, impacting on women’s personal and professional lives and there will be no discussion about the reasons behind the problems downsizing the status of women, the focus will be only on their present socio-legal support for the empowerment.