Position of Tribal Women in India

  • Riya Banerjee
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  • Riya Banerjee

    Ph.D. Research Scholar at Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal, India

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Scheduled Tribes (ST) account for around 8.6% of India's population, or approximately 10.4 Crore people. Over 730 Scheduled Tribes have been notified under Article 342 of the Indian Constitution. Tribal women make up around half of the population overall, much as any other social group. Women from tribal communities and other walks of life also have lower levels of schooling than males do. Reproductive health issues cause tribal women just as they do other ethnic groups. Because there are more women than males working in primary and secondary subsistence jobs, women's status may vary on the community. This article will discuss will discuss the position or the status of tribal women in their community and the nation by recalling their roles, socio-economic conditions, literacy, crimes against them, and their role in economic, social, and political sphere. This article will also recall the shift in a tribal women’s life in terms of the above mentioned factors to understand the importance of implementing mew policies and measures to mitigate the issues.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 868 - 879

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111994

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