Gender and Human Rights

Narratives on Macro-Micro Realities

Edited by: Bishnu C. Barik, Pushpesh Kumar, Usha S. Sarode

This book incorporates the voices of women from India's margins - women in prostitution, gay women, tribal women, and minority women - in understanding gendered violence and sex-based discrimination. It addresses a range of issues, such as: the dangers of India's Uniform Civil Code; debate in a communally-charged climate; harassment in the workplace; and cultures of violence nurtured and legitimized through dress code, sex, and job discrimination. Violence done to sex workers, by combining and confusing sexual rights with reproductive rights, is delineated with a nuanced understanding. The powerlessness of India's rural women - in making reproductive choices, along with the access of health programs - and the gross violations of rights of women prisoners are other issues of concern.

230 pages

Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131603703

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