Code B 402
HUMAN RIGHTS, GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT
The course aims at enabling the students to understand the issues concerning the rights of citizens in general and the marginalized groups in particular, and assess the institutional and policy measures which have been taken in response to the demands of various movements. Conceptual dimensions, international trends and the Indian experience ',from the contents of the course.
Expected Learning Outcome:
The study of this course will equip the students with theoretical and conceptual understanding of socio-economic and political problems of marinalised groups in society such as women, dalits, minorities and adivasis and repercussions of contemporary developments such as globalization on them.
I. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL INEQUALITY
1. Cute, Gender, Ethnicity and Class as distinct categories and their interconnection.
2. Globalisation and its impact on workers, peasants, dalits, adivasis and women.
II. HUMAN RIGHTS
1. Human Rights: Various Meanings
2. UN Declarations and Covenants
3. Human Rights and Citizenship Rights
4. Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
5. Human Rights, Laws and Institutions in India; the role of the National Human Rights Commission
6. Human Rights of Marginalised Groups: Dalits, Adivasis, Women, Minorities and Unorganised Workers
7. Consumer Rights: The Consumer Protection Act and grievance redressal mechanisms.
8. Human Rights Movement in India
1. Analysing Structures of Patriarchy
2. Gender, Culture and History
3. Economic Development and Women
4. The issue of Women's Political Participation and Representation in India
5. Laws, Institutions and Women's Rights in India
6. Women's Movement in India
1. Environment and Sustainable Development
2. UN Environment Programme: Rio, Johannesburg and after
3. Issues of Industrial Pollution, Global Warming, threats to Bio-diversity
4. Environment Policy in India
5. Environmental Movement in India