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Meet The Woman Who Has Been Leading Mizo Women’s Push For Legal Reforms For 40 Years!
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Meet The Woman Who Has Been Leading Mizo Women’s Push For Legal Reforms For 40 Years!

Background story:

  • While growing up, Pi Sangkhumi witnessed various atrocities and injustice meted out to women.
  • She realized that it was largely due to the archaic laws, regressive customs, low levels of literacy and awareness among women.
  • She made it her life’s mission to make things right.

Injustice borne by an ordinary Mizo woman:

  • A Mizo woman did not enjoy rights over property, gifts that are given to her at the time of marriage.
  • Husband can divorce a Mizo woman any time and throw her out of the house without providing any financial support.

Result of her continuous effort:

  • Women’s Movement in Mizoram finally resulted that the State Law Commission agreed to review Mizo Marriage Bill, 2013; The Mizo Inheritance Bill, 2013, and The Mizo Divorce Bill, 2013.
  • It will result in changes in the marriage, divorce, and inheritance and succession laws to safeguard the interests of ordinary women.
  • Change in laws will bring gender justice, equality and women empowerment

Where can this case study be used:

  • Gender justice, Law as a source of bringing reforms in the society

Quote:  

  • I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress women have achieved. The condition of women in a nation is the real measure of its progress.: B.R Ambedkar

 

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/358342/mizos-women-force.html

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