Indian Women in the Workplace

Arundhati Bhattacharyya


Indian working women have treaded difficult paths to make a place of their own in their workplaces. Today, there are women achievers in each field. The social reformers of the past had played an important role in spreading education to empower women. The Constitution of India has provided positive discriminations for women. The Indian State has passed several laws and implemented policies to improve their condition. But, still, Indian women today face visible and invisible discriminations in their path. Working women even today have problems regarding inadequate and unclean toilets, sexual harassment in the workplace, unsafe roads, etc. This paper tries to paint a picture about the steps taken to improve the condition of women in the pre-independence period, international situation, role of the Indian State and the judiciary and the recommendations which may ease some of the problems faced by working women. Affirmative measures have attempted to narrow the gap between the two genders in the workplace, but much needs to be done. The paper is based on secondary sources.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s2p118

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