Human Rights and Women: National Perspective
Authors: Rahul Mishra
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Women constitute almost half of the world population. However, their enjoyment of rights equally with that of men is far from satisfactory. In every society from ancient to modern times, women are considered as the property of men to serve their interests in both society and domestic front. In order to halt such practices, the UN and the international community have evolved a number of methods to augment the rights of women on par with men without any kind of discrimination. Among the various vulnerable groups, children are another major category, whose rights are affected by negligence and other conditions in every society. In many societies in the world, especially in the developing world from tender age, their rights are abused for a variety of reasons. A child has a number of basic rights, such as, protection and prevention of illegal abortion, right to nourishment, adequate nutritious food, basic health care, love and affection of family, society, not to abuse the tender age, recreation, right to basic education, right to development, right to identity, community and social life, etc.
Key Words: Human Rights, Law, Commission, Child abuse.