Women Empowerment

Empowerment is the degree of self-determination in individuals and in communities. It allows them to represent their interests in an exceedingly accountable and self-determined method, functioning on their own authority. It is a method of becoming more powerful and self-assured, especially when it comes to controlling one’s life and asserting one’s rights. Authorization as action …

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Women’s Right to Property in India

Women play a key role in strengthening the dynamism of human civilization. Women were considered noble with a decent status in early Vedic civilization. The Vedāḥ has stressed women significantly with limited right to the legacy of property, wherein wedded little girls were never permitted to acquire their dad’s property.  Different personal laws change from …

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The Feminist Criminology

The Feminist Criminology

The feminist school of criminology was established in the late 1960s and the 1970s as a response to the overall neglect and discrimination of females in the conventional research and study of crime. The male-controlled domination is not unique to the concept of criminology, and this domination is also showcased in the criminal justice system …

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Human Trafficking in India

Human trafficking is defined as the trade of humans like a commodity. Human trafficking includes forced labour, drug trafficking, sexual slavery, bond labour and commercial exploitation, etc. Human trafficking comes under the gravest and heinous crimes which are intrusive in nature. Human trafficking crimes are presumed to be organized crimes which make it more elusive. …

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Maternity Benefits in India

Maternity Benefits are essential in protecting the health of the women and child. In India, pregnant working women are protected under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. This Act is enacted in accordance with Article 42 of the Constitution, which specifies that the State shall provide for the safeguarding of equal and humane working conditions and …

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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Kanyadan became associated with varadakshina, i.e. the cash or gifts in kind by the parents or guardian of the bride to the bridegroom. It was offered out of love and affection and did not constitute any consideration for the marriage. It was a voluntary practice without any coercive force. But slowly and gradually, the voluntary element has disappeared and the coercive element has crept in which is popularly known in today’s world as “Dowry”.