Gender Violence and Governmentality

Gender  Violence and Governmentality

In a family, an amount of Rs. 34,751 to the first girl child and Rs. 40,918 to the second girl child enrolled under the scheme is permissible. ... In the same family, Rs. 18,350 will be deposited in the name of the second girl child.

Author: Skylab Sahu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000297799

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book critically examines gender-based violence in India and interrogates the legal and policy discourse surrounding it. It discusses various forms of violence faced by women such as sex selective abortion, trafficking, rape, domestic violence, as well as the violence faced by female sex workers and transgenders in India. It draws on in-depth interviews and case studies to highlight the socio-economic conditions of the survivors who find themselves forced to contend with legal and policy framework that is inadequate to deal with these issues. The author analyses the major laws against violence and the policies introduced to ameliorate the condition of survivors in order to understand the potential and challenges of these initiatives from a postmodern and feminist perspective. The book also addresses the survivors’ realisation of agency and resistance which is seen to be expressed both sporadically and on day-to-day basis. An important and timely contribution, this book will be indispensable to students and researchers of gender and sexuality, feminism, minority studies, sociology and social policy, politics, law, human rights and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers, government agencies, think tanks and NGOs working in the area.
Categories: Political Science

Interventions to Save the Girl Child in Delhi

Interventions to Save the Girl Child in Delhi

If the first child is daughter, they would not like to know the sex of the child. Father and mother and family members have positive reaction on the birth of male child are happy on the birth of the first girl child but not more!

Author: Professor Usha Nayar and Dr. Vijay Kulkarni


ISBN: 9781329709461


Page: 504

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The reaction of father, mother and family members is positive at the birth of a male child and also for the first female child. If the first child is a girl, they would like to know the sex of the unborn child. The birth of boys and ...

Author: Professor Usha Nayar and Dr. Vijay Kulkarni


ISBN: 9781329709447


Page: 430

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Rights of the Girl Child in India

Rights of the Girl Child in India

It is due to the prolonged efforts of international and regional actors to carry the issues of the girl child to international levels, from the Beijing Declaration (1995), where for the first time the girl child was recognized as a ...

Author: Nitu Kumari

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353882860

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Children were practically considered the private property of parents, and their status never seen fit for public discussion, till the middle of the twentieth century. As children are defenseless and easy to target, they suffer the most in any crisis, be it war, natural disaster or any other type of crime or calamity. Among children, however, the girl child suffers even more, as she faces double discrimination because of her tender age and her gender. In the mid-1990s, instances of reported abuse of girls in the form of foeticide, infanticide, prostitution and sexual exploitation, especially in zones of war and ethnic cleansing such as the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, became rampant. This led to the girl child receiving separate identification as a group for the first time in the Beijing Declaration of the 4th UN World Conference on Women in 1995. In India, the status and treatment of girls in society ranges between inadequate and deplorable, with the girl child being victimized in several ways. This book focuses on both the development (through enhancement of the nutritional, educational and health status) and welfare (through freedom from physical and psychosocial stress due to deprivation, exploitation and the resultant feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem) aspects of the girl child’s existence. It covers in detail all facets of the well-being of the girl child that are of concern to governments as well as international organizations. It explains in detail the challenges faced by government and non-governmental organizations in implementing any welfare and development initiatives for girls, including the discriminatory social norms impacting programme and policy implementation. It closely explores the differences between the theory and practice aspects of prevalent governmental programmes and policies. In the concluding parts, the book makes several policy recommendations and also seeks to lay out a future roadmap for the well-being of girls in India.
Categories: Social Science

Girl Child

Girl Child

If the first born was a male , then reproduction must stop . If the first and second children were female , the second one must be killed . As far as they were concerned , the second female baby becomes the “ kuzhi papa " ( graveyard ...

Author: S. Gurusamy

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 8131301672

Category: Girls

Page: 182

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Study conducted at Dharmapuri and Theni districts of Tamil Nadu, India.
Categories: Girls

Status and Empowerment of the Girl Child

Status and Empowerment of the Girl Child

children . Thus , in a society which is patriarchal in nature , both type of female members , viz the female ... all when a question relating to the ' desired sex ' for their first issue was put , most of them opined for a boy child .

Author: N.K. Behura

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171419615

Category: Girls

Page: 200

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Contents: Introduction, Profile of the Study Villages, Demographic Background of the Sample Population, Cultural Milieu: Educational and Socio-Economic Deprivation of the Girl Child and the Woman, Women and Legislative Measures, Level of Awareness on Protective Measures and the Need of Social Intervention, Summary and Conclusion.
Categories: Girls

The Girl Who Married the Moon

The Girl Who Married the Moon

Then she gave birth to a daughter. And when she saw that First Girl Child was becoming a woman, WhitePainted Woman gave the people the Beauty Way ceremony. She taught First Girl Child to do this dance, to follow the ceremony.

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555917807

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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A collection of Native American stories of girls becoming women. These are stories from a broad array of tribes and tradtions.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

New Horizons in Health Promoting From Methods to Implementation Science

New Horizons in Health Promoting  From Methods to Implementation Science

Some women think that girls should not get married before 21; otherwise, they cannot complete their education. ... Usually, in such cases, the first girl child is accepted; however, the pressure on the woman to have a son is more when ...

Author: Luciane Cruz Lopes

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889742547

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Categories: Science

Demography Volume I

Demography   Volume I

The simplest way is to run a cross-sectional regression putting the quality measurement of the child (such as their ... a one-boy-one-girl gender composition, then a two-girl or two-boy outcome in the first two births would mean a high ...

Author: Zeng Yi

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848263079


Page: 416

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According to the classic and widely accepted statement by Hauser and Duncan (1959: 2), demography is defined as “the study of the size, territorial distribution, and components of population, changes therein, and components of such changes.” Almost all disciplines of social sciences and most disciplines of natural sciences deal with human beings in one way or another, either directly or indirectly. Furthermore, demographic concepts (e.g., birth rate, death rate, and migration) and methods and analysis strategies (e.g., life table analysis) can be readily extended to other species (insects, animals, plants, etc.) and inanimate collectives (enterprises, automobiles, etc.). Clearly, demography is an important thematic field in science and it may provide the empirical foundation for studying human beings, animals, and inanimate collectives on which other relevant scientific research is built. The volume aims to be of value to the various audiences of both non-specialists and experts who seek a comprehensive understanding of issues related to human population. As reviewed in the very beginning of the Theme Introduction, “interdisciplinary” is one of the three major features of demography. Given the rapid development in techniques for collecting not only demographic data but also other related data concerning health, biomarkers, genetics, behaviors, and social and natural environments in conventional population surveys, as well as rapidly enhancing computing powers, this volume shows and concludes that demography will be even more interdisciplinary in the coming decades. A notable example is that the cross-field “marriage” between bio-medical sciences and demography will lead us to enter an era in which bio-medical and demographic methods will be well integrated. As indicated by James R. Carey and James W. Vaupel in Chapter 13 of this volume, the bio-demographic branches of demography are vibrant areas of demographic research that are rapidly growing and that have great potential to enrich and enlarge the domain of demography. Not only can demographers learn much from biologists and epidemiologists, but demographers can contribute much to research on life in general and to research on population health. The increasing availability of data sources and much enhanced computing/internet power will also lead demography to be more interactive with the other fields, such as psychology, environmental science, economics, business and management, etc. As discussed in this volume’s Chapter 11 by Swanson and Pol, for example, it is now possible to link conventional demographic data sources of census, surveys, and vital statistics with administrative records such as social security, tax reporting, medical insurance, hospital records, school registration, supermarket purchasing cards use, etc., while protecting individuals’ privacy. Such linkages will substantially increase the value of demographic methods, surveys and administrative records for scientific research and policy analysis, as well as the applicability of demography in business and governmental decision making processes.

Learning from the Children

Learning from the Children

When girls are not available, pledges for the future are made. The first girl child of the woman given in marriage may be pledged, hence establishing the right of the woman's family to the return of a woman. Pledging of unborn girls in ...

Author: Jacqueline Waldren

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857453259

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Children and youth, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are experiencing lifestyle choices their parents never imagined and contributing to the transformation of ideals, traditions, education and adult-child power dynamics. As a result of the advances in technology and media as well as the effects of globalization, the transmission of social and cultural practices from parents to children is changing. Based on a number of qualitative studies, this book offers insights into the lives of children and youth in Britain, Japan, Spain, Israel/Palestine, and Pakistan. Attention is focused on the child's perspective within the social-power dynamics involved in adult-child relations, which reveals the dilemmas of policy, planning and parenting in a changing world.
Categories: Social Science