Showing posts with label Gender Equality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gender Equality. Show all posts

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Understanding the UCC Uniform Civil Code in India: A Step Towards Equality

What is UCC? Aka Uniform Civil Code and why it has been in news recently in India?

Uniform Civil Code (UCC)
The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a proposed set of laws that would govern all personal matters in India, regardless of religion or caste. The UCC has been a topic of debate in India for many years, with some people arguing that it is necessary to promote equality and justice for all citizens, while others argue that it would violate religious freedom. The current government has expressed support for the UCC, but it is unclear when or how it will be implemented.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dowry System in India - A short story of a women's fight against dowry, gender equality & acid attack #StopDowry

2023 UPDATE: Hello Friends, thanks for giving so much love to this post. Back in 2010 when I wrote this post, I haven't expected so much love from every one of you. The story has been enacted in several colleges in India and has been widely appreciated by viewers. It is one of the most read blog posts on my blog with 50K+ reads. 

Also, one positive update, in the last decade India has seen an overall reduction in dowry cases and dowry deaths but the battle against dowry would go on till the day the society becomes dowry free.  Thank you so much once again.

Short Story on Dowry System in India

Tuesday, March 30, 2010: Hello friends, I think story and poems are the best way of fighting against any social issues, so I have decided to write few stories against some social issues, I would like to begin it with the Dowry system prevalent in India and other neighbouring countries.
Before beginning with the dowry story, I would like to share some facts and figures so that it can be realized how serious the issue is.

At least 1 woman will die in a dowry related attack in India every hour.

In 2004, Amnesty International reported that at least 15,000 women were being murdered each year in India, in dowry related cases. Other grassroots women’s organizations in India estimate the number to be much higher. The Ahmedabad Women’s Action group for example has estimated that at least 1000 women were killed each year in dowry-related homicides in the state of Gujarat alone.