Freedom In A Broken World: An Anecdote Of A Gendered Concept

Nanditha Sreenivasan, Sree Narayana Law College, Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala


Freedom typically is a complex set of values which shows that one can live the life they wish to as long as they do not harm others. The idea of freedom on the other hand would mean different things for different people. But we often let slip the truth that when we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. With a rapidly rising economy, increasing urbanization and a burgeoning youth population, India is at a crossroads. Without the equitable involvement of fellow Indians, which includes the men, women and other genders, a strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of the weaker gender, the country's march towards sustainable development would be hampered. Human rights and freedom have been described in a variety of ways by various schools and cultures. In other words, innumerable requirements are involved in defining the content of rights unanimously. Despite the diversity of approaches based on various ideas, the majority of definitions pertain to an individual's personality and ability to exercise specific rights and freedoms. The purpose of this paper is not to formulate what rights and freedoms we have as human beings, but to outline the evidence and spark debate, banish the primitivism of the discourse on universal human rights and demonstrate the concept of freedom in the context of gender equality in a fragmented world.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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