Deprived Devis: Women's Unequal Status in Society

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Gyan Books, 2006 - Feminism - 362 pages
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This book is a collection of selected speeches and articles written by Dr. Mohini Giri over the past few years with focus on patriarchy and the evils of the traditional caste system, which hampers women empowerment and gender equality. Discussing the changing role of women, Dr. Giri strongly advocates the Millennium Development Goals put forward by the United Nations as way to empower women economically, socially and politically through education, healthcare, legal and social provisions and through advocacy of 33 per cent reservation in parliament by changing the mindset of men. The issues of care for the elderly, death penalty, torture, domestic violence, human rights, dowry system also been tackled. Dr. Giri also discusses the role of women in peace building with emphasis on relations with neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh through peace initiatives and cause of rehabilitation of war widows.
 

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Contents

ForeWord
9
Slavery in the Century
31
Marital Counselling
45
Changing Mindsets
59
Federation of Panchayatiwomen
79
Millennium Development Goals
101
Elderly and PolicyMaking
117
Wish We Could Stretch Out and Touch Your Hand
135
Domestic Violence
215
Imprisoned Women and Closed Society
223
Women and Education
233
Challenges21st Century
241
Women and Peace
247
Dammed to be Doomed
255
37
269
Trafficking in Women and Children
279

Crossing Divides
141
War at What Cost
147
Religion is it Operate from Politics
151
Communal Peace
159
Creating a Culture of Healing
165
Courage Peace and Diplomacy
171
Women and Torture
179
Shortlived Joy
191
Reassertion of Womans Place in Society
199
Securing a Future
203
Human Rights and Women
289
Transforming Approaches to Conflict Resolution
297
Womens Initiatives for Peace in South Asia
305
The Unsung Brave
313
Sustainable Development
319
Participatory Democracy
323
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329
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