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Women's Equality: A Struggle for Survival

Jaya Arunachalam (Author)
Synopsis This work is a comprehensive account of the condition of women in every walk of life. In order to study the condition of women in China a high-powered Indian delegation visited that country. Iti s emphasized in the book that the development activities should be managed by value and vision only. The book deals with the various problems being faced by women and the solutions of the some are given in comprehensive way. There are many challenges and issues in the women’s empowerment. For removing these hurdles women’s capabilities to promote social transformation needs to be enhanced. Social Activism can also act as a catalyst in the women’s progress. The women’s movements can also play an important role. For all this social innovations are required. India still has a long way to go to build better network for Human Rights. As far as the women are concerned Human Rights violations are a common feature of our society. Indian women herself is thriving on persecution and violence. The author concludes with a suggestion of a retrospection of women’s condition in the 57 year free democratic India.
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About the author

Jaya Arunachalam

Dr. Jaya Arunachalam the President of Working Women's Forum (India), a social organisation initiated in 1978 to develop the total human resource potential of every poor women workers in the informal sector. She was bestowed with the "Padamsri" award by the President of India for her distinguished services among the poorest women, a grassroot trade union of poor working class women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and andhra Pradesh. She also holds the Presidentship of the Indian cooperative network for women specially evolved by her as an informal banking system to suit the needs of the poor women as a national delivery mechanism for country-wide operations. For her exemplary work among the poorest women in Idnia she was awarded a 'Honorary Doctorate' by the Unviersity of Lueneburg (Germany) in 1999. Dr. Arunachalam was a member of the steering group on women's Development of the Eighth Five Year Plan in 1990-95. For her unmatched and outstanding services to poor working women, the Government of Tamil Nadu Conferred on her "Stree Shakti Puraskar Award" in 2002. Considering her contribution towards poverty eradication for over 25 years, she conferred the "International Activist Award 2003". She has attended and presented papers at innumerable National and International conferences and visited several countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Latin america, Australia and Asia including China.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women's Equality: A Struggle for Survival
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208424
length 373p., Tables; Index; 23cm.