Gender based atrocities happens across the world: Dr Rashmi M Oza

Laws, customs and court opinions blatantly discriminatory against women

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Geetanjali Minhas | February 16, 2018 | Mumbai


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“Gender based discrimination is worldwide and not alone in India. Offences against women are much more severe in cases of international trafficking, forced prostitution and pornography, women including migrant and refugee women face double barriers on virtue of their gender,"said Dr Rashmi M Oza, professor and head, Department of Law, Mumbai University. She was delivering an inaugural lecture on Women’s Rights at the 151st Foundation Day Memorial Week of David Sassoon Library and Reading Room in Mumbai. She spoke on a range of issues on violence against women.

“About 95 percent of the workforce of women and children in India are working in unorganised sectors where their fundamental rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and applicability of labour legislations are violated.”

“Though Article16 of the constitution states that there should be no discrimination on grounds of sex, gender bias has always existed and is inclusive of all human beings."

She also spoke on uniform civil code, gender discriminatory laws, Cochin Christian Succession Act, etc.
 

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