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A Study of Single Mother and Her Parenthood | Original Article

Ashwini Daware*, in Shriji Socio-Legal Journal | Law


The 21st century is called an era of equality wherein the men and women are given equal footing. Even in every field, the women are given the opportunity to rub shoulders with Men. The fields are journalist, designing, social worker, counsellor medical, professor, digital marketing, air hostess, banking, sales, sports etc. have opened doors for both. So we can say that in today’s era an idea of equality is created. Still, out of a handful of positivism, there prevails a certain grey area with respect to women and children rights in this contemporary world. There is ‘n’ number of Acts in favour of women and children. Constitution of India under Article 14, 15, 16, 23, 39, 42, 51 etc. deals exclusively for women and children but still the reality speaks a different story. The researcher herein will try to focus on the most untouched subject of unmarried woman and her rights over children. This will mainly touché upon rights of the single unmarried mother, legitimacy of children in live-in relationships, the very basic question as to whether single women have right to adopt? What are the rights available after divorce? Further, this paper willalso discuss the recent judgments, making justice to the research topic.