District Meeting Report on Legal Awareness Program at Pithoragarh

District Meeting Report on Legal Awareness Program at Pithoragarh

Women in a society like India are not at par with their male counterparts in terms of social freedoms, personal liberties and are subdued by the society which snatches away the opportunities from women. This situation then gets worsen when the families, and the society we live in start to discriminate on the basis of gender. Natives of Muwani, we found out that all the families in the village are impelling their daughters to drop out of school after class eighth as the high school is little far from Pipaltad village because families of these girls are either afraid to send their daughters to schoolbecause of safety reasons or do not find that it is very required for a women to study”.

She said, violence against women has taken particularly acute forms in circumstances where populations are already marginalized, especially in remote areas of Uttarakhand and areas in the communities which comes from the economically weaker sections of the society. The women in tribal belts and among Dalit populations are vulnerable and it became more so often in areas where the geographically conditions are difficult, there is scarcity of monetary resources in an entire area. The women living in all these areas in such a society do not enjoy basic human right like proper sanitation, right to education, reproductive rights, therefore the right to choose becomes a far cry for them. She further said seeking justice in case a woman becomes victim of any wrong in these society comes with multifarious challenges. A woman raising a voice against any wrong has always been seen in a bad light in the society, and ostracization in the village and urban societies in Uttarakhand is a very common phenomenon. As the percentage of women who receives support from their families and the society is very negligible, thus it is mostly the compromise that takes place within the family of the woman victim and her family wherein an offence against a woman has taken places. Reaching courts and seeking justice along with the relief is as distant dream that would be difficult to attain even in the near future if no efforts would be taken for
empowerment of women.


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