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June-2020
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JETIR2006063

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438-445

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RURAL WOMEN IN ASSAM AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: SOME REFLECTIONS

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2349-5162

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"RURAL WOMEN IN ASSAM AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: SOME REFLECTIONS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no.438-445, June-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006063.pdf

Abstract

Access to justice is central to the rule of law and integral to the enjoyment of human right. Gender discrimination in law is rampant across the globe and often prevents women from accessing their rights. The challenges for the vulnerable communities are greater due to reasons- historic, discrimination, economic deprivation and political marginalization. This is particularly problematic for women living in rural areas as they have to add to their concerns- the food security, economic empowerment and general well being of their children. True gender equality is when both women and men have voice. According to the OECD’s( The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Social Institutions and Gender Index, only fifty five out of one hundred and sixty countries afford women the same rights as their male counterparts in law and practice. According to the Food Agricultural Organisation, almost half of the world’s agricultural labour is female, although, not much progress has been made in advancing their development. Specially, the socio-economic set up of Assam has not been conducive to the overall development. Districts like Kamrup, Nalbari, Morigoan have not been able to transform the development effort to bridge the gender gap. Women are continuously condemned and demoralised, probably in all sectors because of the old patriarchal attitude persisting in different ways and in different levels of the society. The plight of women and girls living in the remote areas of Assam are deplorable with precarious access to public services including education, health, access to water and sanitation, productive land and access to energy. The ultimate social goal to sensitize people and bring a change in attitude still remains a dream, far beyond. There’s a lot more that needs to be done. The need of the hour calls for ‘fresh thinking’. Accessing to justice is not only just a matter of accessing to the court. It’s a matter of empowering women to realize their basic needs. To put it in the right perspective, justice should not only be done but seen to be done. This paper is a humble attempt to analyse the status of women in the rural areas of Assam and the study reveals that the development process in the state is not gender neutral. Despite the initiatives on the part of the government in this regard, there is a need to create awareness and develop a sense of belongingness by creating a holistic approach towards the issue that derives much attention in the rural areas of Assam. This analytical study is to shed light on the main barriers experienced by women living in rural areas of Assam and unlock solution-both traditional and innovative.

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Gender Neutral, Discrimination, holistic approach

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"RURAL WOMEN IN ASSAM AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: SOME REFLECTIONS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp438-445, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006063.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2006063
Registration ID: 233875
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 6 | Year June-2020
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Page No: 438-445
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"RURAL WOMEN IN ASSAM AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: SOME REFLECTIONS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp438-445, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006063.pdf




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