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Theme The most straightforward and sensitive indicator of status of women is the gender balance in the population, i.e. the distribution of population by sex. The consecutive census figures in India have displayed a definite fall in the female-male ratio in majority of the states, which indeed is a cause of grave concern. India has a distorted gend...
International laws and declarations recognize certain rights that all human beings are entitled to. One of these rights, which the Constitution of India has recognized, is that of sexual and reproductive health. The women's rights have been recognized to reproductive and sexual health as a key to women's overall health. Rights to reproductive and s...
The status of women in a society is a significant reflection of the level of social justice in that society. Women's status is often described in terms of their level of income, employment, education, health and fertility as well as their roles within the family, the community and society. For the accelerated socioeconomic development of any commun...
The book is a compendium of articles presented during an international online conference on the same topic organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Patna Women's College (Autonomous).
'Women empowerment' as a concept was first introduced at the International Women's Conference at Nairobi in 1985 that defined it 'as redistribution of social power and control of resources in favour of women.' The current study has incorporated three types of women empowerment-economic, social and political for analytical purposes. Women in Indian...
UNESCO (1977) has defined quality of life as 'an inclusive concept which covers all aspects of living including material satisfaction of vital needs as well as more development, self- realization and a healthy eco-system.' It can be said that the general quality of life of an individual depends upon several socio-economic-cultural parameters, socia...