Students can go through AP State Board 9th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 22 Women Protection Acts to understand and remember the concept easily.
AP State Board Syllabus 9th Class Social Studies Notes Chapter 22 Women Protection Acts
→ Most women can’t dare to move freely.
→ Girls and women should be aware of the laws, meant for their protection.
→ Violation of children’s and women’s rights is continuing in our society in various forces.
→ It is treated as child marriage if the contract between any two people of which either one or both parties is a child.
→ The dowry and gifts are to be returned after the cancellation of the marriage.
→ Seek assistance in case of any harassment and domestic violence using toll-free number Bhumika Help Line 1800 425 2908.
→ Trafficking and selling of girls for prostitution or encouraging them to enter into prostitution is a punishable crime.
→ If anyone participates in sexual intercourse other than the spouse is also punishable under the law. If any person gives or takes or abets dowry he/she shall be punishable with imprisonment and fine.
→ Our Constitution provides the right to live in a dignified manner to all citizens.
→ Lakhs of women and children are being injured during domestic violence and undergo treatment but the majority don’t reveal about it.
→Lok Adalat means people’s court
→ All are equal before the law.
→ It is necessary to have a thorough understanding and awareness for the better implementation of the acts.
→ Dowry: Property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage.
→ Domestic violence: Violence or physical abuse directed towards a spouse or domestic partner, usual violence by men against women.
→ Lok Ada tat: Lok Adalat is a system of alternative dispute resolution developed in India. It roughly means people’s court.
→ Sexual Assault: A statutory offense that provides that is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat.
→ Forced Prostitution: Forced prostitution, also known as involuntary prostitution, is the act of performing the sexual activity in exchange for money due to coercion by a third party.
→ Seek assistance in case of any harassment and domestic violence using toll-free number Bhumika Help Line 1800 425 2908 and stop child marriages. Friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers can inform the village secretary and Tehsildar to stop child marriages.
→ Prevention of a Child Marriage – A Case Study:
Raviralla Kavitha is a girl of twelve years. Her father is Nancharaiah. They belong to the Rangareddy village of Mahaboobnagar district. Kavitha is studying in class VII in an Upper Primary School. As her marriage is fixed, she is not attending school. This was informed to Mamidipudi Venkata Rangaiah Foundation. The volunteers of MVF went to her home along with the members of Child Marriages Prevention Samithi and discussed child marriage in presence of the village elders.
→ Later on, the MVF volunteers went to the local priest. He repeated that when the parents of Kavitha came to him for the request of fixing the date, he demanded the Date of Birth certificate or ration card, they did not show any of them and they could not come back to him. The volunteers came to know in the inquiry that the bridegroom Damerla China Satyam, age 23, S/o Ramaiah didn’t complete the primary education also.
→ After two days, when the MVF volunteers went to Kavitha’s home, they were busy with marriage arrangements. They explained to them not to perform a marriage at an early age which is meant for study and she was still a minor. Kavitha’s father said, “you say many things but we have another daughter. How can I arrange the marriages?”. As they were not convinced, the volunteers went to Thasildar, Sub Inspector of Police, CDPO, and informed the same. They enquired about this in presence of villagers but the parents said in a rude way, “who are you to stop our daughter’s marriage? At that time a few people belong to the bridegroom came there and said,” we have finished all the arrangements. Why do you stop now? “S.l. Explained to them,” Celebrating Child Marriages is an offense. Encouraging child marriage is also a crime. After counseling to the parents of the bride and bridegroom, they agreed to cancel the Child Marriage and they are sending Kavitha to school regularly.