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Legal Rights

In a society, which reveres the symbol of the mother, natural guardianship is not awarded as an absolute right to the mother, once the child crosses a certain age. Due to pre-eminence given by society to religious laws, discriminatory practices against women still exist. Despite progressive legislations in the past addressing women’s legal rights, much remains to be done before women find an equal standing in Indian society.

Professor Jayashree Lakkaraju

Key Challenges

Missing girl child

Dowry deaths

Preference for a son

Female feticide

Child marriage

Girls’ education

Societal violence against women

 

Resolutions

Knowledge of fundamental and legal rights for women

Conducting sessions of Dowry Prohibition Act, Child Labour Prohibition, Maternity Benefit

Stand by women whose rights have been transgressed

Counsel male community 

 

Recommendations

Family Community Government
Respect to Female members Free legal aid to all women Strict execution of women laws
Making women aware of their rights 24*7 Helpline Rehabilitation of all culprits
Creating a friendly atmosphere Value based education in all school curriculums 33% of women reservation bill to be passed
Immediate complaint for any crime related cases Strict implementation of prenatal diagnostic test Separate court for women cases for speedy justice

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