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Women and Equality in Arunachal Pradesh

Start Date: 18-11-2022
End Date: 31-03-2023

A Discussion on Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill (APMIP Bill) ...

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Women and Equality in Arunachal Pradesh

A Discussion on Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill (APMIP Bill)

Littles boys and girls in the indigenous households of Arunachal Pradesh are brought up with utmost care to turn into responsible citizens of the nation. However, when it comes to ancestral properties, sons have been favoured as entitled heirs as per age old traditions, for the continuation of family lineage. Despite having autonomy in domestic affairs, women did not have the right to inherit their parents’ or spouses’ properties customarily. The exception being that, if parents pass on their movable property to their daughters, they gain total rights and in some instances (such as an only girl child to a parent), women get to inherit the properties in the form of land and other assets.

In light of this, the Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission (APSWC) drafted the Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill (APMIP Bill), 2021 in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh State for Protection of Child Rights (APSPRCR) and the Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS).

The bill intends to address the wider general issues about socio-economic situations and women's rights. The bill calls for regulating divorce, alimony payments, and marriage registration. Additionally, it has advocated for the criminalization of polygamy and the protection of widows and legally wed wives' property rights. In addition, the bill's Section 43 promotes granting Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe (APST) women who marry non-APST males the right to possess real estate. The bill states that: “An APST woman married to a non-APST man shall enjoy the legal right over any immovable properties acquired or inherited from her family in her lifetime. In the event of her death, the spouse and her heirs would have full rights over it for disposal and alienation to any indigenous APST tribal”.

If one views the state's centuries-old distinctive culture through a prismatic lens, men in Arunachal Pradesh society exercise ultimate authority in domestic matters. However, if viewed from a pragmatic angle, Arunachalee women contribute significantly to the economic, political, and sociocultural activities of their significant community, making it a much-needed women-centric tribal society.

Mygov-Arunachal calls for a discussion on the Arunachal Pradesh Marriage and Inheritance of Property Bill (APMIP Bill), 2021 and invites you to share your valuable insight and opinion on the equality of women in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and what steps we can further carry out to make our society equal and liberal in all aspects.

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Rakesh Kumar parte 1 month 2 weeks ago

There is equality in our country, it is for everyone, whether it is a woman or a man, today in our country, women are also achieving new positions, due to which gender equality is leveled, it also develops women, we always

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

What is the main goal of gender equality?
Gender equality is achieved when women, men, girls and boys have equal rights, conditions and opportunities and the power to shape their own lives and contribute to the development of society. It is a matter of equitable distribution of power, influence and resources in society. Thanking you very much for sharing views and suggestions from me.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

What are the four suggestions to improve the status of women in state?
1.Talk to women and girls.
2.Let girls use mobile phones.
3.Stop child marriage and sexual harassment.
4.Make education gender sensitive.
5.Raise aspirations of girls and their parents.
6.Empower mothers.
7.Give proper value to 'women's work'
8.Get women into power.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

How can a country improve gender equality?
1.Equal access to education improves women's employment opportunities.
2.Inclusive financial services enable women to make smarter investments.
3.Women need better access to the internet and mobile phones.
4.Improved legal policies and protections can help women enter the workforce.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

What are women's roles in society today?
The Global Role of Women:– Caretakers, Conscience, Farmers, Educators and Entrepreneurs. Throughout history, the central role of women in society has ensured the stability, progress and long term development of nations.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

What are some of the serious women's rights issues?
2.Child and forced marriage.
3.Gender-based violence.
4.Gender integration.
5.Gender related concerns in conflict contexts.
6.Gender stereotyping.
7.Sexual and reproductive health and rights.
8.Women and housing, land and property.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

How are women's roles changing in society?
Education has made women independent and they are no longer dependent on men to lead their lives. Business laws have changed to allow more women in the workplace and giving them a comfortable environment to work in. Women can now stand tall like men and get equal opportunities in everything.

BrahmDevYadav 2 months 4 days ago

How can we remove gender inequality in society?
1.Ensure equal access to education.
2.Empower women in the workplace.
3.Protect reproductive rights.
4.Strengthen legal protections.
5.Provide better medical care.
6.Achieve better political representation.
7.Prioritize the most marginalized.