Movements for Women's Rights

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  • Q1

    The region that became the focus of movements against dowry and domestic violence was________.

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    Answer:

    Delhi

    Explanation:

    Many women organisations organized protests against dowry. In the 1970s, Delhi became the focus of the movement against dowry and domestic violence. In the 1980s, women’s groups across the country spoke out against ‘dowry deaths’ — cases of young brides being murdered by their in-laws or husbands, greedy for more dowry.

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  • Q2

    Dalit women face worst kind of discrimination due to their_______.

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    Answer:

    gender and caste

    Explanation:

    Dalit women in India face the worst kinds of discrimination due to their gender and lower caste status. Dalit is a term that people belonging to socalled lower castes use to address themselves. They prefer this word to 'untouchable'. Dalit means those who have been 'broken'. This word according to Dalits shows how social prejudices and discrimination have 'broken' the Dalit people. The government refers to this group of people as Scheduled Castes (SC).

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  • Q3

    The 73rd and 74th Amendments (1993) to the Constitution of India reservation of 33% seats for women in the_________.

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    Answer:

    Panchayats and Municipalities

    Explanation:

    The 73rd and 74th Amendments (1993) to the Constitution of India guarantee reservation of 33% seats in Panchayat Raj and Municipalities for women.

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  • Q4

    The National Commission for Women was set up in-

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    Answer:

    1990

    Explanation:

    The National Commission for Women was set up by an Act of Parliament, in 1990, to protect women's rights.

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  • Q5

    The year declared as the International Women's Year, by the United Nations, was -

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    Answer:

    1975

    Explanation:

    Towards Equality, the Report of the Committee on the Status of Women, which was published in 1974 and the United Nation’s Declaration of 1975 as the International Women's Year generated a new interest on women’s issue.

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