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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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BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

How is women's safety in India?
Today, the safety of women in India is widely discussed everywhere. Now, it has become a serious problem. The crime rate is skyrocketing. Women are not safe either at home or outside. Female travelers from other countries also find themselves in a precarious position when traveling to India.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

Why is women's equality important in society?
Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls. It is essential for economic prosperity. Societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. Gender equality is a human right.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

What are the major social issues in Arunachal Pradesh?
1.Economic growth.
2.Structural imbalances.
3.Unequal development.
4.Human development.
5.Gender relations.
6.Child sex ratio.
7.Infant mortality rate.
8.Access to employment.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

What are the two major forms of farming practices commonly used by the farmers in Arunachal Pradesh?
Jhum cultivation and terrace farming are two major forms of farming practices commonly used by the farmers in Arunachal Pradesh. In Jhum cultivation, lands are composed by cutting down or burning the unwanted cultivation. Once the crops are grown and harvested, the farmers burn the land.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

Is Arunachal Pradesh economically developed?
Yes, the geographic location of the state provides immense opportunities for international trade with South Asian countries such as Myanmar, Bhutan and China. At current prices, Arunachal Pradesh's GSDP is estimated to reach Rs. 29,372 crore in the year 2022-2023.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

Why Arunachal Pradesh is one of the richest zones of biodiversity in India?
The land is mostly mountainous with Himalayan ranges along the northern borders crisis crossed with mountain ranges running north-south. The land is unparalleled in the world for the concentration, isolation and diversity of tribal cultures it contains.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

What are the four benefits of gender equality in State?
There are four benefits of gender equality:-
1.Increased human resources spur economic growth.
2.More resources reach children.
3.Decision-making is more reflective of collective interests.
4.Family planning improves quality of life.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

What are the Recent Government Schemes Related to Women Empowerment?
1.Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme.
2.Ujjawala Yojna.
3.Swadhar Greh.
4.Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
5.Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme.
6.One Stop Centre.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

How can gender equality be improved in the society?
Employers can promote gender equality in the workplace by being transparent about wages, to ensure women are not receiving less than men in equivalent roles. Pay brackets can encourage female applicants and employees to negotiate their wage by giving an indication of reasonable expectations for a particular role.

BrahmDevYadav 1 week 3 days ago

What has improved for women?
1.There are more women in government.
2.More countries are creating laws to support gender equality.
3.More girls are in school than ever before.
4.Giving birth is safer than ever.
5.There are fewer child brides.