This book traces the emerging importance of women's rights in the human rights movement and examines the role of CEDAW in advancing the rights of women. The book analyses the position of women workers with special reference to India. It provides a macro picture of women workers in India. It also examines the nature and trends of women's employment in the textile mills of Mumbai and powerlooms of Bhiwandi, Thane. The book reviews the constitutional, statutory and developmental measures adopted by the Indian government in protecting the rights of women workers.