ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Population and Development

The Draft National Population Policy, while it continuously refers to the empowerment of women, is virtually silent on the growing feminisation of poverty in India, on the problems of women's status within the family, the domination and violence which characterise the working of the family and women's lack of access to independent incomes. Its reference to gender equity and to free and informed choice for women merely reflect its uncritical and deliberate assimilation of the vocabulary of women's groups.

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