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1) The Reproductive rights of women have major repercussions not only on women health but also on aspects of education, income and safety in India. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Role of women , population and associated issues, developmental issues their problems and their remedies. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health.

1) The Reproductive rights of women have major repercussions not only on women health but also on aspects of education, income and safety in India. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Indianexpress

Why this question:

The article captures the State of the World Population 2019, the flagship report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that highlights for the first time, data on women’s ability to make decisions over three key areas –According to the analysis, the absence of reproductive and sexual rights has a major and negative repercussions on women.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must cover a detailed discussion on  the essence of reproductive rights of women in shaping our society.

Directive word:

Critically analyzeWhen 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Highlight the situation , explain the background in brief – relevance of State of the World Population 2019, the flagship report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Body:

Discussion should have the following aspects  :

  • Reproductive rights were established as a subset of the human rights. women have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children. Issues regarding the reproductive rights are vigorously contested, regardless of the population’s socioeconomic level, religion or culture.
  • One has to discuss reproductive rights with respect to Indian context focusing on socioeconomic and cultural aspects.
  • Factors that have led to lack of such rights.
  • What are the consequences on life of women ? – education, income, societal status , quality of life etc.
  • Also discuss sensitization of government and judicial agencies in protecting the reproductive rights with special focus on the protecting the reproductive rights of women.
  • What needs to be done?

Conclusion:

Conclude with road ahead what needs to be done to empower women.

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