A socio-psychological study on awareness of rural women about legislative provisions regarding human rights

Vinod . Kumari, Subhash . Chander

Abstract


Human rights are as old as human civilizations and the term represent the rights of all human beings of both sex men and women. It has identified gender equality, in accessibility of human rights. No discrimination is allowed or
imposed in exercise of these rights. Women represent about half of total population in India, but gender biasness and
gender inequality are main features of Indian society. Women have been denied equal rights for centuries. Study was
conducted in Karnal district of Haryana state on 200 women respondents from Nardak cultural zone to know the
awareness about the laws related to crime against women. It was observed that awareness about laws was found in
majority of respondents (86.0%) and awareness was found associated with age, education, occupation, caste and
mass-media exposure as indicated by c2 values.

Keywords


rural women, crime, awareness about laws

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp.v9i01.11738

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