- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Marginalisation; where is the fare chance of Children?”
- Author: Sakshi
- Institution: UILS, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 11/07/2021
Marginalisation if explained is simple terms means process by which individuals are denied of full access to various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to different groups and are fundamental in nature. This is the effect which harms millions of people throughout the world, so how can it spare the very children of the nation. Marginalised people have very little control over their lives and resources available to them. If explained in biological way a child is a human between the age of birth and puberty, they are the most vulnerable and tender in this age. They get affected easily, and marginalisation with them is on several grounds be it on the basis of economy, gender, resources or on several other grounds. Marginalisation has many impacts on the children; it can be on their health, education, nutrition intake, growth, mental health.
As a result of patriarchal society the major effect of marginalisation is seen on the girl child. They are affected in a much greater way than a male child as there is a visibility of cases like female foeticide, abandoning of girl child, sailing them for the purpose of prostitution, providing with less education, supporting less in financial terms and so on. Marginalisation is a real attack on the concept of Right to Equality as mentioned in the Constitution of India. Measures are needed to put a stop on this practical trend of marginalization which is increasing in present time.