REVIEW ARTICLE ON TRADITIONAL PRACTICES AND ATTITUDE OF PEOPLE TOWARDS WIDOWS

Uzma eram

Abstract


Widows in India are facing a lot of problems and hardships in the family and society because of traditional norms, cultural practices and beliefs in the society. Women, particularly widows in India are the victims of social stigma. Discrimination of widows is a common phenomenon.Some of the major problems they face are,responsibility of child-bearing, lack of companionship,violence against widows, hindrances in remarriage,control over sexuality, victimization, and psycho-social adjust ment with her own family and society. Provision of facilities like  community education centers, free education facilities, for widow’s children and scholarship for children’s vocational training for widows, financial help from Government,preference for jobs for children of widows and widows themselves and encourage the widow remarriage.There should be income generating programs, loan of credit schemes for  widows.


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attitude,widows,traditional practices

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