Has Law Been Able To Bridge The Gender Gap? The difference between the way men and women are treated in Society or between what men and women do and achieve. Difference in opinions of attitudes between men and women concerning a variety of public and Private issues, including Political candidates, Parties or Programs. India in Gender Gap Reports India is 112th among nations ranked in terms of the Gap between Genders, and it was among the bottom five for the women’s health and Survival and economic participation, said an annual survey on 17 December 2019. When India’s Population is examined as a whole who women are at a disadvantage in several important ways.
In India dissimilatory attitudes towards either sex have existed for generation and affect the lives of both sexes.
Women and girls have less access to education and healthcare, too often lack economic autonomy and are under-represented in decision-making at all levels. The progress that has been made towards gender equality over the past quarter of a century, though slow and incremental, does however show that change is possible.
Legal reform, strengthening gender-responsive social protection and public service delivery, quotas for women’s representation, and support for women’s movements are all strategies that have made a difference and should be scaled up. In the UN Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs, governments, the UN, civil society, and the private sector, working together, have the potential to transform the lives of women and girls, for the benefit of all.
Now coming to Point Has law been able to Bridge the gender gap so I’ll say There are various laws to Bridge Gender Gap but Not Every law is Rigid There are Loopholes and Even our Judiciary had given many such Judgement. India ranks amongst the lowest in the gender equality index and the in the society Patriarchal setup much internalized It is true that the women in India are worshipped as a form of goddess of power and courage. It is also true that India Mantes the Gender Inequality Index released as 130 out of 146 in by the UNDP, I per 2016 supports. Such is the hypocrisy of the Indian as per 2016 reports. Such is the hypocrisy of the Indian Society. Well on its Path of development, gender issues in India, in specific, and the world, in generals have been largely ignored, despite them being critically import The Principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian constitution in its Preamble, fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The constitution not Only grants equality to women but also empowers the state to adopt measures of Positive discrimination
THERE ARE MANY LAWS THAT ARE BIASED AND DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
AGE OF CONSENT
Sexual intercourse with a girl below the age of 18 is conducted considered rape. But since not illegal, a man can regally child the Marriages are not illegal have sex with his wife even if she is a minor, as long as the is about the age of 15. further, marital rape is still not criminalized in India.
The minimum for age of marriage of Boy is, but 18 For girl. This is legal extension of the Patriarchal mindset that believes that a wife. should always be younger the man
HINDU LAWS OF INHERITANCE
Different religions haul different inheritance laves. Decoding to Hindu law of Inheritance the property of a woman without a will is handled differently from that of man. In the absence of spouse and children. The husband’s heirs Inherit the women’s estates.
It is not only females who are harassed at the work place but males also get harassed by their co-employees or superior at their work place. Nobody wants to believe it because it is not a serious issue for everybody. But indeed, it is a serious issue for the male victim. This is because males don’t point their figure due to their ego. Many people believe that harassment is limited to females and cannot go beyond this sphere. It’s not women, but males too who are victims of sexual harassment. In a recent survey of 2015 by the Economic Times- the Synovate survey, it has been reported that almost 19% of males working in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai have been the victim of sexual harassment at work place. In today’s workplace, men are vulnerable to sexual harassment as much as women. It is a very serious issue and steps should be taken to overcome this. Indian society does not believe this concept because of their social beliefs that male cannot be get abused or harassed.
According to S.375 of the IPC, you have to be a man to officially rape, and a woman to officially get raped! The section does not recognize men as rape Victims. India’s anti-sodomy have, Section 377 is the only resort for mall victims of sexual offences. However, the law is fraught with Challenge’s. Even in cases where a male victim assaulted by a male attacker, it is not Actually considered as rape. The law does not Outline any difference between consensual and non-consensual sex between male adults. Moreover, if a female is the perpetrator, the victim is left with no option to seek Justice!
The Indian Government has also recognized women issues and their contribution to the country’s economy. there are some of the women empowerment initiatives available to women in India:
- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme
- One STOP Centre Scheme (2015)
- Women Helpline Scheme
- UJJ AWALA (2016)
- Working Women Hostel (972-73) One Stop Centre Scheme
- Women Helpers Schene
- Rajiv Gandhi National Scheme for the children of working mothers.
- SWADHAR Scheme (2018)
- Support To Training and Employment for Women (STEP) (1986-87)
- Nari Shakti Puraskar (2016)
- NIK BHAYA 2012)
- MAHILA E-HAAT (2016)
The Status of Both women and men is exploited in the country Need was felt to bring a change its definition of sexual offences to deliver Justice among all gender in the society. It is the time to admit that males can even be raped, not always they are on the enjoying side of it. Equally the woman Protective laws should also be advanced so that crimes against females will be able to decrease. Gender Gap between men and women we one talks about it and everyone is after women empowerment and a feel of hate is being planted against mer. But the actual Problem also lies within our society. an age-old concept about women for which men are not responsible, the society is responsible.
The shift from gender equal approach to gender neutrality is mere needed and will be more society. beneficial to a civilized society.
University of Allahabad