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Recent Judicial Orders for Gender Justice
Factors attributing Empowerment of Women
The Fifth National Family Health Survey (2019-20) talks of the following factors for the empowerment of women:
Success of Policy Imperatives in this direction
Sex Ratio: at birth in 2020 increased to 942
Hygienic methods: Share of women using hygienic methods increased from 60% to 78% (2015-2020).
Access to banking facilities: Due to PMJDY, women’s bank accounts increased by 28% (2015- 2020).
Decision making: Participation in household decision-making increased marginally to 85%.
Child marriage prevention: Share of women marrying before 18 years is about 30% (both in 2015 and 2020).
Domestic violence: Domestic violence stagnating but during the Covid-19 lockdown it surged to 60%.
Budgetary grant: Share of Union Budget spent on women-related schemes has stagnated at about 5.5% since 2009, and less than 30% of which is being spent on 100% women-focused schemes.
Enhanced the maternity period: The Govt has increased the maternity period to 26 weeks under the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 to benefit 18 lakh women workers in the organized sector.
By: VISHAL GOYAL ProfileResourcesReport error
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