Monday, 26 August 2013

Bharathiar university , undergraduate, syllabus for women rights

BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY : COIMBATORE
SYLLABUS FOR
“Women’s Rights
FOR PART – IV IN THIRD SEMESTER OF UNDERGRADUATE CANDIDATES
WITH EFFECT FROM 2008-09
IN CBCS PATTERN

UNIT I
Laws, Legal Systems and Change
Definition - Constitutional law, CEDAW and International Human Rights – Laws and
Norms – Laws and Social Context – Constitutional and Legal Framework.

UNIT II
Politics of land and gender in India
Introduction – Faces of Poverty – Land as Productive Resources – Locating Identities –
Women’s Claims to Land – Right to Property - Case Studies.

UNIT III
Women’s Rights: Access to Justice
Introduction – Criminal Law – Crime Against Women – Domestic Violence – Dowry
Related Harassment and Dowry Deaths – Molestation – Sexual Abuse and Rape –
Loopholes in Practice – Law Enforcement Agency.

UNIT IV
Women’s Rights
Violence Against Women – Domestic Violence - The Protection of Women from
Domestic Violence Act, 2005 - The Marriage Validation Act, 1982 - The Hindu Widow
Re-marriage Act, 1856 - The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

UNIT V
Special Women Welfare Laws
Sexual Harassment at Work Places – Rape and Indecent Representation – The Indecedent
Representation (Prohibition) Act, 1986 - Immoral Trafficking – The Immoral Traffic
(Prevention) Act, 1956 - Acts Enacted for Women Development and Empowerment -
Role of Rape Crisis Centers.

References
1. Nitya Rao “Good Women do not Inherit Land” Social Science Press and Orient
Blackswan 2008
2. International Solidarity Network “Knowing Our Rights” An imprint of Kali for
Women 2006
3. P.D.Kaushik “Women Rights” Bookwell Publication 2007
4. Aruna Goal “Violence Protective Measures for Women Development and
Empowerment” Deep and Deep Publications Pvt 2004
5. Monica Chawla “Gender Justice” Deep and Deep Publications Pvt Ltd.2006
6. Preeti Mishra “Domestic Violence Against Women” Deep and Deep Publications Pvt
2007
7. ClairM.Renzetti, Jeffrey L.Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Source Book on
“Violence Against Women” Sage Publications 2001

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