Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2017)
Awareness of rights among rural adolescent girls of Jammu District
Author(s): Neeru Sharma, Poonam Sharma
Abstract: The present study was carried out among the adolescent girls of Jammu District of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, in order to know their awareness regarding rights. A sample of 60 rural adolescent girls of Jammu district was selected, using random sampling technique from Government schools of Jammu district. Interview schedule was used as a tool for data collection. Majority of the respondents were 15-18 years of age, studying 9-12th standard and belonging to nuclear families. Majority of the respondents believe that they have rights, and most of them have heard about rights, mostly from Television. They rated their knowledge about rights as moderate to low. Majority of them believe that Right to Education should be given to girls. Few of them emphasize on the Right to protection and participation. Majority of the respondents believe that parents grant rights to children and parents also protect these rights. Majority of the respondents knew the correct voting age. Most of the respondents did not have accounts on Social Networking Sites. Only few respondents know about HIV-AIDS. Majority of the respondents knew about child labour. Most of the respondents said that Government should provide education to them and some of them thought that food, clothing, money and shelter should be given to child labourers. Majority of the respondents said that when they are in danger, they would inform their parents, some of them said that they would inform police and some of them said that they would walk away from danger.