VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMAN : A STUDY OF THE DISTRICT OF BALASORE. Dhirendra Kumar Jena (Research Scholar)
Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha
(ABSTRACT:-Human rights are very much essential for the development of the personality of both men and women. But in the district of Balasore human rights of women of late are being violated at an increasing rate. The objective in this article has been to highlight statistically this increasing rate of crime against women. Different crimes against women have been mentioned in this piece of research work with specific data relating to the district of Balasore. The researcher has narrated several case studies from his own experience and this makes the article very much relevant for grappling with the problems faced by the women inhabiting the district of Balasore . Several causes for the increasing rate of crime against the women have been analysed. Suggestions to check the deterioration in the violation of women’s rights have been recommended . Police officials can not absolve themselves of responsibility of the failure to control the crime rate. It is important to implement the existing laws properly for the protection of human rights of women. However only the laws are not enough. The moral rules which are on the wane need to be restored . The civil society has major role to play in this regard.)
(Key words:- violation, indoctrination, trafficking, exploitation, sexual harassment)
Human rights are not merely ideals and aspirations or they are some rights granted to us by the existence of particular set of laws . They are claims made by virtue of the fact that we are human beings with inalienable right to human dignity. Plano and Olton have stated that “human rights are those rights, which are considered to be absolutely essential for the survival, existence and personality development of a human being” .(Biswal,2006). But these rights are threatened from all corners of the world today. Violation of human rights are not simple act of violence by individuals or groups. Human rights are violated even by unlawful acts. Nations can also be the party to violation of human rights by spreading cross border terrorism. These violations also can take place in different developmental models whether capitalist, socialist or democratic . Violation of human rights of women can take specific forms . Entrenched structures and practices such as caste, customary laws, the family, religion etc, continue to discriminate against women. Economic institutions which are exploitative of women, social institutions which oppress them or legal institutions which pride themselves on equal justice are gender biased and clearly distort gender notions of law.
Presently the research scholar is working under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Shyam Sundar Acharya, Professor of political Science, Post Graduation Department of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore for his Doctoral Degree . The gender violence is a universal phenomenon which takes many forms across culture, race and class. Violence against women can be viewed as any action, policy or attitude which any way is a violation of their personhood or which dehumanize them. Woman is considered only as the symbol of tolerance, patience and sacrifice .They have been subjected to exploitation through centuries. Exploitation can be both a fact and value. Our traditional scriptures are such that women are socialized not to object to the exploitation by the male counterparts. Thus the exploitation of women goes on smoothly. Because of their lack of awareness, economic deprivation, cultural indoctrination and political subordination women continue to languish in misery. OBJECTIVE: -
Against this background of exploitation and violation of human rights of women in general the objective of this research paper is to find out the forces and factors...
...Violence Against Women Information
Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Every year, violence in the home and the community devastates the lives of millions of women. Gender-based violence kills and disables as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer, and its toll on women's health surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined.1 Violence against women is rooted in a global culture of discrimination which denies women equal rights with men and which legitimizes the appropriation of women's bodies for individual gratification or political ends.
* Violence against women feeds off discrimination and serves to reinforce it. When women are abused in custody, when they are raped by armed forces as "spoils of war", or when they are terrorized by violence in the home, unequal power relations between men and women are both manifested and enforced.
* Violence against women is compounded by discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sexual identity, social status, class, and age. Such multiple forms of discrimination further restrict women's choices, increase their vulnerability to violence and make it even harder for women to obtain justice.
* There is an unbroken spectrum of violence that...
...Violations against womenrights
The word human in English as a language means the man while it contains many levels of humanity in the concept of humanrights .There are very important gender-related dimensions of humanrights issues such as the children rights, womenrights, disabled rights and gay rights and so on and so forth. In this research we will focus particularly on ''Humanrights of women''. violations against humanrights of women are existed in lots of countries either developing or developed countries .Now, we will explain the units of analysis that will be included in our research firstly the historical factor of the abuses against women, actors of these violations, examples of these countries and finally we will cover the most proposed steps which have been taken to protect womenrights and the crimination of violations against womenrights and the legal and social fissure of this aspect .
What do we mean by violence against women?
The violence against women ranges from the psychological level to the physical level which is...
...Violation of Women’s Rights in India
Womenrights are rights that are inherent to being Women. Humanrights include the right to life, to security of the person, freedom from torture, freedom of expression, and much more. Everyone is entitled to enjoy these rights without discrimination. All women have the right to be safe and free from violence.
In India women constitute nearly fifty percent of our population. Women are denied humanrights from the cradle to the grave. In India the situation leaves much to be desired. Sexual abuse and flesh trade are gnawing evils, which threaten the existence of women as independent entities
· Domestic violence: Violence against women in the family occurs in developed and developing countries alike. It has long been considered a private matter by bystanders -- including neighbors’, the community and government. But such private matters have a tendency to become public tragedies
· Traditional practices: In many parts of India, women fall victim to traditional practices that violate their humanrights. The persistence of the problem has much to do with the fact that most of these physically and psychologically harmful customs are deeply...
...Equal HumanRights for Women
University of Central Florida
SOW 3203 0002 – Social Work & Community Resources
Fall 2012 - Monday 6:30-9:20
This paper explores humanrights issues as it relates to women; the right to work; the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to be treated equally, the right to autonomy,
and the violations of basic humanrights. I will reflect on how the issue of equality for women
is addressed nationally and globally. In discussing humanrights related to women’s issues of social injustice by industrial and global exploitation, I explore ways in which social workers commit to equality and what current attitudes may need to be refined. I discuss how global exploitation continues to oppress and stigmatize females. This paper also examines barriers to change and how empowering women can raise their understanding of humanrights and the process of change.
In July of 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, based on the Declaration of Independence statement on equal rights for all, The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions demanded the equality of men and women in several issues including the...
March 22, 2013
Economic Problems in Society
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” John F. Kennedy shows how important HumanRights is everywhere. If one law is broken against HumanRights, pandemonium is expected from other citizens. The HumanRights system has been around for over 200 years in American history and is continuing to bring peace and stopping deter aggression, but many countries in the world seem to forget about HumanRights or forget about the meaning to live as a human being. China and North Korea both hold strict rules and regulations on how families in that country should live. In Iran, people can be executed just for being gay. There are many different fields in which HumanRights needs to be looked at and reformed properly through strategic methods that will help ratify peace. The way to restore HumanRights properly is by having the Private Sector and Voluntary Sector, since not government ran, provide the ones harmed by violations given care and having rehabilitation for the accused, otherwise chaos could break loose.
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, always wants to ratify HumanRights to make it the safest it can...
...Child marriage is a serious form of humanrightsviolation affecting young girls globally. It was estimated 10 million girls under the age of 18 get married every year (Bruce & Clark 2004) and according to Population Council Analysis of United Nations Country Data on Marriage (2002), more than 100 million girls will get married in the next decade if the current pattern persists. Girls who are disproportionately the most affected by this inhumane practice suffer tremendously. It is unreasonable such practice that robs away a girl's childhood can exist, considering the devastating effects such as physical and psychological damages, severe health consequences and denial of personal development.
1.1 Physical and Psychological Damages
Many young girls who are being forced into marriage face abuse and violence as their daily reality, yet most of them believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife (Jenson & Thornton 2003). For example, in Kenya, 36 percent of girls married before 18 consider the action of a husband beating his wife is acceptable as compared to 20 percent of married women (UNICEF 2005). Prolonged violence behaviours towards child brides including coercive sex, verbal abuse, slapping and beatings cause them to be emotionally affected and undergo post-traumatic stress. According to Khan and Lynch (1997), such symptoms are like feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and severe depression....
...Q) Can the violation of humanrights ever be justified?
What is humanrights? We have always heard the phrase ‘humanrights’ being used in newspapers, essays, even in daily life but have we ever truly understood its meaning? Humanright is an act that aims to protect the basic welfare of the people in the world regardless of age, religion or race. It is an act that aims to ensure that there is equality among the people. However, the question here is – Is it being followed? Are people, companies and governments abiding by the basic rights or is there any rights being opposed? I believe that the humanrights act was passed for a reason and under no context should it be acceptable to violate it.
Under humanrights, we have the right of freedom, the right to education, to healthcare, to equal job opportunities, to minimum wages and to equality where we are not discriminated based on our race, religion or gender. Yet even with all of these in place, there are still cases where there is inequality.
The rights to freedom gives us the power of choice, to make our own decisions, to speak our mind, to live our life as we wish and to do what we want how and when we want to. But do we really have the right to freedom?...
...Recent Tendency of WomenRightsViolation in South Asia
M.A.1st Year, South Asian Studies, UMISARC, Pondicherry University
Abstract: Chauvinism, discrimination, sexual harassment, rape and other crimes against women are problems faced severely by women in South Asia in recent days. These are the serious cases of violations of humanrights. In this article several current incidents, where womenrights and dignity as a human being are completely violated in south Asian countries are shown.
Gender equality is, first and foremost, a humanright. Women are permitted to live in dignity and in freedom from want and from fear. Nevertheless intolerance against women and girls -including gender-based violence, economic discrimination, reproductive health inequities, and harmful traditional practices - remains the most omnipresent and regular form of disparity. Since the Second World War, humanrights have emerged as a central tenet to international relations – characterized by some as ‘the most drastic development in the whole history of international law’. In an international regime, such as that of humanrights, international actors accept certain norms and...