In the Indian society, position of women is always perceived in relation to the man. This perception has given birth to various customs and practices. Violence against women both inside and outside of their home has been a crucial issue in the contemporary Indian society. Women in India constitute near about half of its population and most of them are grinding under the socio-cultural and religious structures. It felt the need that in the era of globalization and modernization the present inclinations of crimes against women is on
Although there have been many improvements in gender inequality problem, the issue of gender discrimination is still implicitly existed in every modern society around the world. Since a vast majority of people still has the ancient preference for sons and modern desire for small families, sex of baby has become the first thing to check upon birth due to the bias towards each sex. Therefore, The gender prejudice indicates the threat that women confront in developing countries, the effect of recession and climate change for women, and the benefit of educating women in diminishing the inequality. In developing countries, girls and women suffer severe gender inequality that violates their human right. This is because the lack of attention
Women throughout the world has been struggling for a long time to gain equal rights and power as compared to men. They were known as feminists. Feminism is a movement that was started during nineteenth and twentieth century. The aim of feminism was to accomplish gender equality in different fields like social, economic and political etc. Although women from all races and countries had to face gender inequality however, women from the Islamic countries have to face the brunt of gender discrimination at most.
Although women make up 49,6% of the world population they only make up 4,4% of the positions of power in the world. In politics, this number is slightly larger but still is a shocking 22%. In addition, two-thirds of all the illiterate people in the world are female, one in three girls have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lives and over 150 countries still have a sexist law put into place. Inequality between the sexes often gets associated with feminism. This is because feminists strive to get away with the differences between men and women.
Among women, widows are the doubly oppressed as they become the prey of patriarchy as well as of religion. Widows are forced to live in a socially ostracized, economically dependent life. The paper attempts to discuss the position of widows as subaltern in the society. Key Words:women, widow, subaltern, patriarchy, economic crisis. A widow is taunted as ‘man-eater’ or ‘husband-eater’ and it is really very difficult for her to survive in a patriarchal society.
In fact, the World Development Report of 2012 states that equal gender norms are a key objective in favour of economic development and productivity. The improvement of women’s status in society not only occurs together with better general health (Men et al. 2011) and less violence (Pulerwitz et al. 2008), but also with higher education spending (Doepke et al. 2011; Kosteas 2013) and incoming investment (Busse et al.
Now women are becoming more educated than men (Justin Healey 2014). The international business organization are promoting gender equality and their markets are increasing tremendously (Healey 2014). Why some other international business organizations like the United State, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Norway are interested in gender equality? According to Healey (2014), those few educated women in higher positions are helping the business organizations to enhance their markets. These companies are now seeing the effect of being diversity at work.
This could be linked to more internal innovation as a result. Healy (2014:34) states “International research examining gender diverse teams best promote an environment where innovation can flourish than those which are skewed towards a particular gender.” Even research proves that increasing the number of women workers in the workplace could result in better productivity and it is fundamentally a very good way for cohesion between co-workers to take place. How can women get better jobs? The answer is not that simple but education plays a very important role. In previous generations access to education for women was limited.
Gender Discrimination: It is one of the major factors which influence women empowerment of our country. The ratio between male and female has been reduced to a great extent. The traditional belief of male child is the successor of the family is an asset and the female child is meant for other family and is a liability. This mentality affects the women empowerment situation in our country. 2.