Women - Rights and Law

Women - Rights and Law

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Author: Thomas B Jeyaseelan S J
Publisher: Indian Social Institute
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 310
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187218967


Women: Rights and Law is a training manual. This Second edition manual tries to explore the various aspects of laws related to women and the rights provided to women. It also examines the various forms and modes of violation that go on unabated. This manual focuses upon the numerous disadvantageous positions that women are subjected to. Though women constitute half of the population, they have for ages victims of violence, exploitation and discrimination.

The legal provisions made available for women have to some extent provided protection of women’s rights. But since the rights of women are systemic in nature, only legal provisions do not suffice. Hence, women all over the world have launched powerful women’s movements to reverse centuries of discrimination and injustices. This manual is an effort to highlight them. This manual is preliminary in nature. It is hoped that this effort would generate meaningful discussion and provide definite direction for change in the social order that is engaged in the exploitation and discrimination of women.



Women-Ideological Doldrums
Women-Problems-Rights-Legal Provisions
Overview of Indian Legal System
Overview of Indian Judicial System
Introduction to Criminal Law
Introduction to Civil Law
Introduction to Evidence Act

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
International Covenant of civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ICESCR)
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)


Pre-Natal Stage
Post Natal or Infancy Stage
Childhood Stage
Minor Stage
Adult Stage
Married Stage
Old Age Stage