Social Consequences Of Human Rights Violation Based On Maritial Status Among Tribal Women Of East Garo Hills In Meghalaya, India

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Kethy Mary D Sangma, Dr. J. Subramaniyan


Human rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights entitled to every individual simply for being human. The world is filled with the abuses of human rights and violations of basic rights. The rights of women have been violated and ignored in many ways. So, the study attempts to examine the social consequences of human rights violation based on marital status of tribal women of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, India. The self structured questionnaire was adopted to collect the data from 339 respondents through survey method. The sample was by using a systematic random sampling technique. The mean and ANOVA was used as a statistical tools to measure the human rights violation against women. The findings revealed that women lost their social respect in the society when they violated by male individuals, possibility to increase the number of divorce rate or prefer to live separately due to the domestic violence. Violence has a negative impact on women education and on social norms besides women may suffer isolation, inability to work, loss of wages, lack of participation in regular activities and limited ability to care for themselves and their children. Based on marital status of women, the analysis demonstrates that the respondents who are separated (mean=4.35) face a high level of social impact due to the violence against as compared to other marital status groups. So, the F-value is 30.65 of the one way ANOVA model is significant at a p-value of 0.001. Hence, it is concluded that women were effected socially due to violence.

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