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
(Zinn, 2005) Women are not represented appropriately at all levels of governments’ decision making in community, but specifically at national and regional levels. The legal system in most of the countries discriminates particularly against women in the fields of inheritance, family law, land ownership, property, criminal law and citizenship. The prosecution of cases, in most of the countries, involving violence against women is difficult and complex. The discrimination specifically against girls and women- including economic discrimination, gender-based violence, harmful conventional practices and reproductive health inequities- remains the most persistent and pervasive form of inequality. Moreover, girls and women bear extra hardship during, as well as, after conflict and different humanitarian emergencies.
In the Victorian Era, women hardly had any rights from having jobs to abiding by a dress code. Before they were even married, they experienced prejudice . According to the “The Working and Middle Classes in Victorian Era England”, women were seen (by men) as emotional and unstable to the point where “they were incapable of making rational decisions.” This was completely unfair for women because the fact that they raised kids and managed domestic life showed their responsibility proved that they could make rational decisions. This denies their basic human rights because women have the freedom to think and make decisions. Once a woman marries, all of her property would go to her husband and she must live under his shadow.
Although the MDGs were created to raise awareness of the problem, a recent MDG Progress Report indicates that there still remains a huge gap to closing gender equality worldwide. Women are still treated like second-class citizens. The chances of finding a woman that is being oppressed or shut down are relatively high. This sudden gap of inequality can be induced in any way: forcing her to do something she doesn’t want to do, sexual violence, social or legal barriers, aborting an unwanted child or even get an equal salary. However some believe that women should not receive the privilege of gaining equality or
Many women are breaking the traditional norms and changing the stereotype of what women should do or be. Lately, with all the barriers women have been breaking some people start to wonder, why isn’t there more women or equality in the STEM field? There are a lot of factors
A lot of people discredited Amber because of her career choice and how she carries herself on social media. People are complexed on how Amber calls herself a “feminist” but continues to do things that aren’t acceptable to their eyes or lady like. As Amber Rose states, “Feminism is equality. Feminism is literally doing whatever the hell you want and not living up to society norms and what people want you to do”. In reality, there are many ways you can present feminism.
Within the Dalit movement, women have been ignored. Caste, class, and gender need to be looked at together. Dalit women have contributed to this discourse... Women's labor is already undervalued; when she is a Dalit, it is nil... The atrocities are also much more vulgar. Other activists echo the notion that women are hit the hardest in everyday life and during caste clashes.
All around the world, genders are being discriminated by the opposite gender. The thing is that we all know that it is wrong but we have continued to do it for years. Gender based discrimination is a very critical issue in social discrimination. Men and women always comprise the two halves of the population in every society. However, the rights and opportunities afforded to women have never been on the same level with the rights and opportunities accorded to men of the said societies.
Women have that kind of feeling contrast to men who always want to capture the power and try to maintain it. Figure 8.6 Barriers in the way of women to join politics If women are willing to join politics than which are the barriers stopping women to join politics. In our chapter 7 we have seen that there are numerous problems faced by women during and after joining the politics.58% respondent feels that crime and corruption are the main barrier in the way of women to join politics.15% respondent said that due to lack of resources women are not capable to join politics. 16% women said that lack of knowledge pressurized women to stay away from the political field. 28% women said due to lack of family support they are not capable to join politics.