Media Law and the Rights of Women in India


Women’s rights are usually defined as their inherent freedoms.
women and girls of all ages who may be placed in specialized facilities, ignored or unlawfully
oppressed by the law, customs and behaviour in a particular society. These freedoms
grouped and separated from the broader notions of human rights because they
are often different from the freedoms inherent in or recognized by men and boys,
and because activism around this issue is essentially a historical and traditional theme
prejudice against the exercise of women’s rights.

Problems usually associated with women’s rights include, but not
limited: the right to physical integrity and autonomy; Voting (universal suffrage); In the
Hold public office; Work Fair or equal pay Own property Education In the
Serve in the army Enter into legal contracts; spouses, parents and
religious rights. Today, women can vote, own property and work in many countries in most countries.
different professions and performs social functions. These are some of the rights of the modern
Women. But women were not always allowed to do things like
experience of most men throughout history. Women and their supporters
and in some places long-running campaigns continue to receive the same rights as
modern men and are regarded in society as equals.

The evolution of women’s rights in India

The position of a woman in ancient India

The position of a woman has long been in all walks of life and its pitiful
obedience to men has always been a matter of history. She didn’t feel anything.
independently and acting as such, with a few exceptions.

In Vedic times, women enjoyed the same status as men and were independent in their actions.
They not only took pride of place, but were also free to participate in social contacts.
Events. They were allowed to achieve results at school and to share a family.
live as hard as you can. They were free to choose their spouse and freely practiced
will be at the entrance to the wedding bandage.

The privileges enjoyed by women in Vedic times were short-lived, and the position of
women began to decline at the end of the Vedic period. Post-lead period
Manustrithi’s elevation. Manu’s orders merged the individuality of the woman
and her husband recommended strict opinion for women and
discipline for widows. Because they glorify motherhood and give women full freedom
By administering the household, he allowed child marriage and polygamy. In the
Women of dharma-shastra are unequivocally equated to shudras. Even Geeta
refers women, Vaishievs and Shudra to one category and describes them as
sinful birth. In addition, women live in appalling conditions. Women have become
the right to equal opportunities in education and employment. In the
human-human system. prevailed as forced use. Widows weren’t alone
excluded from remarriage, but they were also not allowed to live after their deaths
Man. There was also a Purda system in which women had to cover their faces.
and the body in the mantle when it was put on public display. It wasn’t just a challenge.
women’s rights, but were also social disasters that ravaged the former Indian
Society. Another evil that women suffered from in ancient India was child marriage,
female infanticide, dowry, etc.

During British rule, many new rules were adopted that repealed certain social rules.
evil that directly affects women’s rights. Many social reformers
During this period, Raja Ram Mohan Roy also worked hard to abolish the system
Sati and restored the right of widows to remarry instead. More attention has been paid
to provide opportunities to improve the situation of women, for example, to improve
educational opportunities for women, etc.

After independence, most social ills, such as the Sati system, child marriages, women
infanticide, etc., violating women’s rights, has been abolished. More laws
have been adopted to give women the same status as men in terms of education and
employment, laws have also been passed to prevent discrimination against it
women on the floor. India’s Constitution also provides for consistent provisions.
to protect women’s rights. Reservations have been made in the public sector to increase
the ratio of the female population to the male population. Indian
The Penal Code had also taken strict measures to combat crimes against women. Criminal law
Sanctions were imposed for investigating rape and domestic violence.
The Dowry Prohibition Act also provides for penalties.
giving away and accepting the dowry. A law on the suppression of harassment had recently been passed.
women in the workplace.

International treaties to protect and promote women’s rights

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

(CEDAW), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979, is often described as
women’s international rights. It consists of a preamble and 30 articles and defines:
which discriminates against women and defines a national agenda
to put an end to this discrimination.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as “… any difference, exclusion
or a gender restriction that has an effect or purpose, or
deny the recognition, pleasure or enjoyment of women regardless of their marriage
status based on gender equality, human rights and
political, economic, social, cultural, civil or other freedoms. “