Towards achieving Equity and Fairness: A Comprehensive Guide by the Indian Supreme Court Unveiling the Impact of Gender Stereotypes

  • Vidhyth Narain Selvam
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  • Vidhyth Narain Selvam

    Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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The handbook on gender stereotypes, released by the Supreme Court of India, is an extraordinary piece of Document that carries immense importance in the quest for attaining equality and justice within society. Through its revelation of the effects of gender stereotypes, this all-encompassing manual illuminates the systemic prejudices and biases that impede personal liberties and obstruct advancement towards a more embracing and impartial society. This manual acts as a commanding treasure trove designed to confront deeply embedded gender assumptions that persist in the fabric of Indian society. Its influence spans across numerous realms, encompassing the legal, cultural, and social domains, ultimately guiding us towards a society that is fair and impartial. The handbook focuses on the importance of gender-sensitive legislation and policy reforms to combat discrimination and advocates for a gender-neutral interpretation of laws to address gender biases and promote equality in the legal system. The handbook also acknowledges the cultural influence of gender stereotypes, which uphold social norms and discrimination, and highlights the significance of education and awareness initiatives to counter these stereotypes, providing educators and policymakers with guidelines to promote inclusive curricula that encourage fair treatment and positive attitudes in educational institutions, ultimately envisioning a liberated society where individuals are not bound by traditional gender roles. The handbook emphasizes the economic impact of gender stereotypes and aims to bridge the gender pay gap and promote equal opportunities for all by advocating for workplace gender parity and encouraging fair employment practices. In addition to this, the manual also highlights the influence of gender stereotypes on marginalized communities, including transgender individuals, sexual minorities, and women from lower socio-economic backgrounds, emphasizing the need for an inclusive approach that considers various forms of discrimination and leads to a deeper understanding and more effective solutions.




International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 20 - 28


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