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ERIC Number: ED555394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-2347-2723
Women and Violence: A Study of Women's Empowerment and Its Challenges in Jammu and Kashmir
Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad
Online Submission, Reviews of Literature v2 n7 p1-9 Feb 2015
The focus of this paper is to highlight the violence against women's in Jammu and Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir Woman are the most vulnerable and worst hit section of the society especially under situations of violence caused by militancy and armed conflict. They don't only suffer from intense humiliation and harassment but also undergo traumatic experiences with prolonged depression making them mentally sick. However the disturbing situation prevalent in Jammu and Kashmir has hit the Kashmiri women hardest. Thousands of women who have become widows have to bear the entire responsibility of bringing up their children and running the household expenditure. The results drawn were; women in Jammu and Kashmir are still left with lot of issues and challenges related to health, economy, education, politics, domestic violence, declining sex ratio, female feticide and infanticide, state violence, dowry harassment, eve teasing, unequal wages and child labour. The central government, state government, NGO's and local bodies should work jointly for the empowerment of women in Jammu and Kashmir.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; Pakistan