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Strategies of Reform

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195655247
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0012
Strategies of Reform

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This chapter focuses on the strategies for reform of law concerning women’s rights in India. It explains that the genesis of the demand for uniform family laws is situated within the women’s movement of the pre-independence era within the larger context of the nationalist struggle and that it was the All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) that was an active protagonist of this demand. It also discusses the implications of the shift in the focus of UCC from gender justice to national integration, the reform through judicial interventions, and the standard Nikahnama and pre-marriage agreements.

Keywords: women’s rights; India; reform of law; family laws; women’s movement; AIWC; gender justice; judicial interventions; Nikahnama; pre-marriage agreements

Chapter.  4304 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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