About the Book
Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide. Although males seem to have dominated in many ancient cultures, there are some exceptions. During the 19th century some women began to ask for, demand, and then agitate and demonstrate for the right to vote, the right to participate in their government and its law making. In the subsequent decades women’s rights again became an important issue in the English speaking world. By the 1960s the movement was called feminism. In 1946 the United Nations established a Commission on the Status of Women. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, enshrines “the equal rights of men and women”, and addressed both the equality and equity issues. In 1979, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, is the first legally binding instrument in Europe in the field of domestic violence and violence against women, and came into force in 2014. The present book highlights, considers and discusses various contemporary issues of women rights. It is hoped that the present edition of this book will be beneficial to all concerned of the society, in general and students, lawyers, advocates, academicians, human rights institutions, researchers and NGOs working in women rights field, in particular.
Contents of the book are Domestic Violence: An Overview, Marital Rape, Honour Killing, Women Trafficking, Sexual Harassment, Child Marriage, Dowry Death, Female Genital Mutilation, Women Empowerment, Women Education, Women Politics, Microfinance and Self-Help Group, and Women Entrepreneurship.
About the Authors
Dr. Sukanta Sarkar is working as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Management Studies, ICFAI University, Agartala Tripura, India. He did bachalor and master degree in Economics from Tripura University. He was awarded doctorate degree for his research work on socio-economic changes of rubber tappers in Tripura He qualified UGC-NET Exam in December/2006. He presented many research papers in various seminars, conferences and symposiums. Various research papers have been published in foreign and national journals. He also previously worked as visiting lecturer in National Institute of Technology, Agartala and Tripura University. He has research interest in various topics like agricultural crisis, rural development, women empowerment, sustainable development and social problems. He has authored books relating to Corruption, Human trafficking, Orphan children, Rubber plantation, Corporate social responsibility, Handicraft workers, Deforestation, Environmental pollution, Agrarian economics, Illegal trafficking, Environmental Science, Autonomous District Council & Tribal Welfare and Social security.
Dr.Manaswini Patra is presently working as Librarian I/c at R.P.Padhy Library, Berhampur University, Odisha. She received her MLISC from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, PGDLAN from IGNOU, New Delhi and Ph.D from Berhampur University. Dr. Patra has more than 08 years of experience in Library Administration and Management. She has participated and presented papers in more than 20 nos. of National & International conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops also published 25 nos. articles in different national and international referred Journals and published 5 nos. of books. Her areas of interest include Library Networking, application ICT in Libraries and Information Management.