Petition to Conduct CBI Enquiry into Murder of Dr J A Mathan

Monday, 16 June 2008

Rights of the girl child - Government of India initiatives

I am using the extract of the Rights of the girl child from the Website links mentioned below.

"Rights of the Girl Child

8.1 All forms of discrimination against the girl child and violation of her rights shall be eliminated by undertaking strong measures both preventive and punitive within and outside the family. These would relate specifically to strict enforcement of laws against prenatal sex selection and the practices of female foeticide, female infanticide, child marriage, child abuse and child prostitution etc. Removal of discrimination in the treatment of the girl child within the family and outside and projection of a positive image of the girl child will be actively fostered. There will be special emphasis on the needs of the girl child and earmarking of substantial investments in the areas relating to food and nutrition, health and education, and in vocational education. In implementing programmes for eliminating child labour, there will be a special focus on girl children."

1. Reference
Government of India: National Resource Centre for Women website. Available at the URL:
http://nrcw.nic.in/index2.asp?sublinkid=480
and
http://nrcw.nic.in/index2.asp?sublinkid=319

Why is there Girl Child Bias in India-The Oedipus Complex.

The population in India is getting skewed with more men than women. This is because of pre-selection techniques, and Female infanticide/foeticide.

The blog mentioned below covers these aspects mentioned below:

http://presentindia.blogspot.com/2006/06/male-child-preference.html

Sigmund Freud has mentioned about the Oedipus complex, which explains why boy
children like their mothers, and Mothers like the BOY child.

Oedipus was a child (who became the King of Thebes, Greece) who killed his own father Laius and married his mother Jocasta.

The 'boy child preference' is a virus which affecting the entire civilization in India, including 'educated' people.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

VoiceOfWomenIndia and Gender Sensitization

I am starting this blog to focus on Issues related to women in India, which includes Gender sensitization.

Domestic violence
Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner, or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate another.
Domestic violence has many forms including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation or threats of violence.
Emotional (or psychological) abuse includes humiliating the victim, controlling what the victim can and cannot do, withholding information from the victim, deliberately doing something to make the victim feel diminished or embarassed, isolating the victim from friends and family, and denying the victim access to money or other basic resources.
Child abuse is the physical, psychological or sexual maltreatment of children.
Examples of acts of commission include physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.
Examples of acts of omission include failure to provide (physical, emotional, medical/dental, or educational neglect) or failure to supervise (inadequate supervision or exposure to violent environments.
Parental neglect refers to the act of the parent which is criminal or negligient/ommission in nature. The parental negligience can be of types like failure to provide proper nutrition by the way of food, not giving proper attention towards education, upbringing, medicals, basic amenities.

* Definitions referred from Wikipedia.

Roshni Pereira