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Rights of Adolescent Girls in India: A Critical Look at Laws and Policies
(2012)
  • Saumya Uma
Abstract

The book critically examines laws, policies and international standards as they affect adolescent girls in India. It analyses six issues pertaining to adolescent girls: (1) education (2) health, food and nutrition (3) remunerative work (4) age of marriage and agency in marriage (5) violence against girls and (6) juvenile justice. Prior to chapter-wise discussion on each of these issues, the book provides a situational analysis of adolescent girls, as well as an overview of the law and policy framework. It also devotes a chapter to discussing state responsibility towards adolescent girls, through a framework of international human rights law. The final chapter compiles, presents and analyses the findings of a survey of 112 adolescent girls in underpriveleged communities in Mumbai.

Keywords
  • adolescent girls,
  • rights,
  • law,
  • policy
Publication Date
November, 2012
Publisher
Vacha Publications
Citation Information
Saumya Uma. Rights of Adolescent Girls in India: A Critical Look at Laws and Policies. 1stMumbai(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saumyauma/32/