Knowledge on Women’s Rights among Working and Non –Working Women of Udupi District

Easo, Shiney and Shashidhara, YN and Ansuya, * (2014) Knowledge on Women’s Rights among Working and Non –Working Women of Udupi District. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2 (4). 782 -787. ISSN 2320-5407

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Background:Independence of India heralded the introduction of laws relating to women. The Constitution provided equality to men and women. In spite of India’s reputation for respecting women, including treating her as a Goddess, history tells us that women were also ill- treated. According to a global study conducted by Thomson Reuters, India is the "fourth most dangerous country" in the world for women.Vast number of people is not aware of their rights as human beings. The existing laws help them to defend them and counter abuses. Knowledge of human rights is essential for the promotion of human rights and for the creation of a climate of public opinion in which gross violation of human rights is unacceptable.Objective:To assess the knowledge regarding women’s rights between working and non-working women.Materials and Methods:Research approach was quantitative - survey approach and design used was comparative descriptive design. The data were collected from 50 working and non–working women between the age group of 18-60 years by house to house survey in Marne village of Udupi District by administering questionnaire to working and non -working women Results: The study found that majority of working women had good knowledge (84%) whereas majority of the non-working women (76%) had average knowledge.The Conclusion: The study concluded that working women have good knowledge than non-working women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; Women’s rights
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 06:44
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 06:44

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