Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Law in India


  • Pooja Rani and Sinshupa Assistant Professor, SILVER LAW COLLEGE, BAREILLY



Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, Law, Constitution, India, impact of laws, Discrimination


Gender equality and women's empowerment have long been central tenets of social progress and human rights. In the context of India, a country marked by a rich cultural tapestry and a complex legal landscape, the pursuit of gender equality is a multifaceted challenge. This research paper delves into the intricate web of laws and regulations aimed at addressing gender disparities and promoting women's empowerment in India. This paper scrutinizes key legal instruments that impact women's lives, including laws related to marriage, divorce, property rights, and domestic violence. It also examines the role of affirmative action policies, such as reservations for women in local governance, as mechanisms for promoting their participation in decision-making processes. Furthermore, the research discusses the effectiveness and implementation challenges of these legal frameworks, taking into account the ground-level realities and the persistence of gender-based discrimination. The paper reviews court cases and judicial pronouncements that have been instrumental in shaping the interpretation and enforcement of gender-related laws. This comprehensive analysis sheds light on the complexities, achievements, and challenges of gender equality and women's empowerment in Indian law and serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, scholars, activists, and anyone interested in the progress of women's rights in India.


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How to Cite

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Law in India. (2023). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2(05), 20-35.

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