By Digvijay Singh I am Chandrika I am Gayatri I am Fatima, Banu, Uma, I am Jayalakshmi, I am Saraswati I am ones of those faceless women who die every day in your morning newspapers And go on to become crime number in the Police Station And then a file […]
Due to some social structures, traditions, stereotypes and attitudes about women and their role in society, they become particularly vulnerable to certain crimes. Fundamentalist groups often center on controlling women, using cultural arguments against women’s rights. Moreover, most women in developing countries are unaware of their basic human rights. It is this state of ignorance which ensures their acceptance and, consequently, the perpetuation of harmful traditional practices affecting their well-being and that of their children. Even when women acquire a degree of economic and political awareness, they often feel powerless to bring about the change necessary to eliminate gender inequality. Therefore, empowering women is vital to any process of change and to the elimination of these harmful traditional practices.
By Jibin Mathew George, Tushar Bhardwaj, Siddhartha Srivasatava, Amity Law School, Delhi “Editor’s Note: In the wake of increasing crime against women, there is an incessant discussion about the laws that deal with offenses against women. The marital offenses against women include bigamy, adultery, criminal elopement among others. The one that is […]