Women constitute almost about half of the nation’s human resource and their participation in the nation building as equal partners is of vital importance. Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that all human being are equal in dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, including destination based on sex, it has taken considerable time and effort to accept women’s right as an integral part of human rights. Constitutional guarantees and endless legislative interventions have not yet ensured equality. There exists a great gap between their rights de jure and de facto status. Discrimination against women in access to health care, education, training and employment opportunities still exists in a substantial way. Even for women who are earning a living by working outside their homes, sexual harassment is a major threat at the workplace.

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