Women are denied human rights from the framework to the grave.. In India the situation leaves much to be desired. Sexual abuse and flesh trade are distressing evils, which threaten the existence of women as independent units. Dowry is the greatest crime against women. Huge dowries are still demanded even when the girl can increase the man’s income.
The Indian society needs to develop an understanding that no woman is bound to let herself be the victim of any man’s transgression or abomination, regardless of the relation she shares with him. Marital rape is in no sense natural, acceptable and obvious. It is only imperative to keep the laws of our country
Introduction: Swami Vivekananda said, “It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women improved”. The social structure of India brings out the unique blend of religions, cultures and languages. Our country in this 21st century has displayed an expeditious growth in economy, eruption of Microcredit programmes and commendable efforts to increase political participation of women. Despite the positive attempts towards empowerment of women in India the gender disparity still remains profound and interminable in India. In the ancient India the women were treated with high honor.
According to Prof R. Govinda and Dr. Madhumita Bandyopadhyay, India accounts for around 30% of the world’s illiterate population and out of this figure 70% are women. There are a large number of children not benefited from school education. There is gender gap in the education. There are several issues such as dropouts, repetition of classes and absenteeism of children especially in rural and other undeveloped area of the country. Therefore the author emphasis that the policy maker should improve the functioning of school and enhance their outcome rather than prior only on enrolment.
This issue mostly occur in India from many year ago up until now. This essay will firstly outline the issue of gender inequality in Indian, secondly, looks into the growing problem of gender inequality, thirdly, suggest some reasonable solutions to it and finally, evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions. Situation Gender inequality referred to women, as society considered that women are inferior and too weak to be involved in the workforce. This is a serious issue in India, as mostly occurs in the countryside where about 88% women stay at home as a housewife and around 48% women participate in workforces compared to over 82% among men, as the men dominant in society (Lal,2014). According to The United Nations Development Programme, India has ranked 132 out of 187 countries for gender inequality (Sell,2013 & Sharma,2015).
” This is a huge slap to the face to women’s rights because, child marriage takes away little girls life, years to get education and enjoy life, which unfortunately did not happen and her life might have become abusive. Domestic violence is still a big problem in India, it is believed that the biggest act of violence towards women in the country is the domestic violence. The reasons for that are aggression taken out on women by ‘strong’ and ‘dominating’ men. Some reasons for domestic violence might be alcohol or as mentioned previously the fact that mother gave a birth to a girl and not a boy. There have been fatalities in domestic violence against women in India, and precautions were taken, now that if there is a brutality to a woman because of a domestic violence spouse will be imprisoned.
Mobility Constraints- Women mobility in India is highly limited and has become a problem due to traditional values and limited driving skills. Moving alone and asking for a room to stay out at night for business purposes is still looked upon with suspicious eyes. Sometimes, inexperienced women feel uncomfortable in dealing with men who show extra interest in them other than work related aspects. 4.11. Low Risk-Bearing Ability- Women in India lead a protected life.
Half of world’s human capital comprises of Women. This important human resource is most underutilized. No one can imagine inclusive growth at national and global levels without women joining the labour force and fuller use being made of their skills and qualifications. The last few years have seen India become one of the the fastest growing major economies of the world and subsequently has experienced rapid growth and overall development in many spheres, however The Indian development model is yet to fully recognize the important role played by women in triggering the social and economic growth of our country. Across the world, it has been seen that empowering women is the sole most effective way to accelerate the socio-economic growth of the
DISCUSSION: The condition and status of women in India declined with the passage of time. During the medieval period, woman was given a position subordinate to man. Law and religion did not recognize the equality and equal rights of man and woman. The women’s place was largely regarded as being in the home. In short, the role of women was conceived to be one of subservience to her husband, the master and ruler of the family.
Women Empowerment in India The subject of empowerment of women has becoming a burning issue all over the world including India since last few decades. Many agencies of United Nations in their reports have emphasized that gender issue is to be given utmost priority. It is held that women now cannot be asked to wait for any more for equality. Inequalities between men and women and discrimination against women have also been age-old issues all over the world. Thus, women’s quest for equality with man is a universal phenomenon.