Accepted paper:

Human rights of women: an Indian perspective

Authors:

Meenakshi Meena (JNV University)

Paper short abstract:

The paper is deciphering the magnitude of human rights violation against women. Today, in the 21st century and after 65 years of independence, there exists a wide gap between theory and practice regarding the human rights of women in Indian society.

Paper long abstract:

Human rights of women are inalienable, integral and indivisible part of Universal human rights. The human rights of women are a matter of great concern. Human rights belong to everyone, yet horrific violations occur on a daily basis against women in homes, workplaces, communities and civic institutions. The paper is deciphering the magnitude of human rights violation against women. The increasing incidents of female foeticide and infanticide, sexual assault, rape, health problems, discrimination in every field have been one of the important concerns of the women's human rights in India. Today, in 21st century and after 65 years of independence, various conventions and human rights organizations committed to secure equal rights for women, but there exists a wide gap between theory and practice in the Indian society.

panel P098
Human rights and development: challenges and opportunities (Commission on Human Rights)