Problems of Women in Coastal Areas

Friday, July 7th, 2006

The second discussion session was held on 7th July on ‘Status and Problems of Women in Coastal areas’.  Ms. KV Aswathi, 9th semester LLB student of Calicut Government Law College presented the paper on the topic.  Kerala, which has a coastal line of more than 500 KM has a population spread over 451 traditional Hamlets (222 coastal villages as per government records) in nine districts of the state.  The paper dealt with the social status of the women of this section, the gender discrimination, and special features in the family system, economical and educational status, problems related to employment, problems regarding development of tourism and problems related to health.  The paper also suggested various remedial measures regarding these problems.  The session was presided over by Dr. KS Jayasree, Coordinator, Streechetana.