Topic: Salient features of Indian Society.
1) Analyse in detail the role of the family in tackling crimes against women. (250 words)
The Big Picture – Tackling Crime Against Women
Why this question:
The International Family Day was celebrated on 15th May, it highlights the importance of families as a basic unit of society. It provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. It inspires a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, this day highlights different areas of interest and importance to families. Thus, on such an occasion its imperative to discuss role of the family in tackling crimes against women.
Key demands of the question:
The answer must briefly discuss the role of the family in tackling crimes against women.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines explain the context – International Family Day highlights the importance of families as a basic unit of society. May 15 was decided to be celebrated as International Family Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.
The body of the answer has to capture the following aspects:
- Explain that the crimes against women have been in focus over the past few weeks, with several heinous ones being reported across the country.
- Quote the recent examples – Kashmir incident, Rajasthan Dalit women rape case and others.
- The focus of the answer should be to justify the crucial role that a family has to play to address the crimes against women; explain how Family relationships can either encourage or constrain a girl’s or a woman’s ability to take advantage of opportunities that are provided
through local, national or international initiatives.
- Infer how the family can act as a foundation for promoting gender equality and empowerment.
Conclude that It is thus, critical that gender targets and benchmarks also acknowledge the fundamental family dimensions that either constrain or
advance gender equality and empowerment.