Awareness and Exercise of Human Rights Among Women of Punjab


  • Anshu Narad Department of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Gagandeep Kaur Kalgidhar Academy Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana



Awareness, Human Rights, Women


Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, irrespective of their nationality, places of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. People everywhere should know and understand what human rights are, to lessen the chances of tyranny and to promote justice and well-being in society. Awareness, understanding, and use of human rights can empower individuals, can promote solutions for specific problems and thus can reduce friction within society. A recent study was conducted to explore the awareness and exercise of human rights among working and non-working women of Punjab. The study was a descriptive survey. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select a sample of 200 women (100 working women and 100 non-working women). Further, out of 100 women, 50 were from the rural area while 50 were from the urban area. The results of the study revealed that working women had a greater awareness of human rights and exercise more human rights in comparison to their non-working women counterparts. Further, rural working and urban working women had similar awareness of human rights while rural working women exercise more human rights as compared to urban counterparts. While rural and urban non-working women had similar awareness as well as knowledge about human rights.


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Anshu Narad, & Gagandeep Kaur. (2019). Awareness and Exercise of Human Rights Among Women of Punjab. MIER Journal of Educational Studies Trends and Practices, 9(1), 1–11.





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