In India, policies and programmes of the government at different levels cover various dimensions and strategies of gender development. Over the years, efforts have been made to empower women socially, economically and politically. Although the Constitutional commitments to women find reflections in the planning process, legislations, policies and programmes of the Central and State Governments yet the current socio-economic status of women is unsatisfactory in terms of almost all important indicators of human development. This book focusing on specific gender-related issues, contains 42 research contributions related to women issues. These contributions have been categorised into the following 6 Theme Parts. (a) Health, Nutrition and Fertility of Women, (b) Education and Training of Women, (c) Employment of Women, (d) Self-help Groups (SHGs) and Empowerment of Women, (e) Problems of Rural Women and (f) Women, Media, Politics and Human Rights.
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Author Biography - Rameshwari Pandya
Professor Rameshwari Pandya is Chairperson of Child Rights Commission, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. A recipient of Shrimati Leelaben Shah Gold Medal, she is currently Head of the Department of Extension and Communication, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao (M.S.) University of Baroda, Vadodara. She obtained her B.Sc. and B.Ed. degrees from Lady Irwin College, New Delhi and M.Sc., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Home Science from The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. Professor Pandya is also member of various committees constituted by the Government of Gujarat and the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. She has published more than 28 books and 200 research papers on a variety of subjects in peer-reviewed journals/technical reports. She has actively participated in various seminars, conferences and workshops organized at national and international levels. She has travelled to US, UK, Canada, China, Dubai and Singapore for professional enrichment and interaction. Her areas of specialization include non-formal education and empowerment of women and children.