Archana Datta
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Does law play a role in effecting social change?

Indian society can transition to a gender-just society with the new ideas of liberalism, only if an enabling societal environment is nurtured. The legal system can then become responsive to social reasoning for equality and empowerment

Such perspectives revive the debate on the law’s role in social change – a debate that has raged since at least World War II, when the use of legislation as a tool of social engineering gained attention. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 09, 2022 07:20 PM IST

Empowering women: A long road ahead

A metamorphic change in attitude and mindset, which are deeply embedded in patriarchal traditions, both in women and men, can bring about fundamental transformation

In terms of immovable property ownership, a touchstone of women’s economic empowerment, only 38% urban and 45.7% rural women own a house or land, alone or jointly, which was 38.4% in NFHS-4 (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 06:53 PM IST
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