An appraisal of gender issues in the Indian corporate sector

Authored by: Mahima Sharma

The Routledge Handbook of Exclusion, Inequality and Stigma in India

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367272388
eBook ISBN: 9780429295706
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429295706-23

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Abstract

Gender equality was accepted in principle by the framers of the Indian Constitution. In 1950, the Constitution of India not only granted equal rights and opportunities to men and women in the political, economic and social spheres but also empowered the state to adopt positive steps in favour of women. This was done to neutralise the cumulative socio-economic, educational and political disadvantages faced by women as a result of centuries of discrimination and exploitation. Women need intervention from all possible corners to become empowered. Legal intervention is one such strategy for women’s empowerment. This chapter focuses on the important aspects of legal strategy.

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