Gender Discrimination in India: Perspective of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
This paper attempts to analyse the perspective of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in dealing with gender discrimination that happened in India. Nowadays, the most problem in Indian society is discrimination for Indian women because of structure of traditional Indian society. The discrimination happened in every single part of Indian social life, women must survive to get education, job and also there is still gender pay gab. The women discrimination can be visualized on various angels, the discrimination happened also in access to decision making institutions are not equal to both men and women. Having regards to Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 10 and Article 11 of CEDAW, both provide the protection to the women and also gender equality. For instance, the gender discrimination that happened in India is one of the violations of principle of equality and existing treaty which regulate on protection for all persons from discrimination. By using normative legal research with statute approach and case approach, the discussion indicates that gender discrimination case in India violate the existing International Convention (CEDAW) and Indian government shall make a new specific law about gender discrimination.
Keywords - Discriminations Against Women, CEDAW, Gender Disabilities, Eliminations.