THE NEED OF GENDER EQUALITY

THE NEED OF GENDER EQUALITY

Author: – Karishma Khan

Introduction 

Men, women, and transgender three are the pillars of the human society on which human life exists. If we are not providing equal opportunities to all three of them then instability will occur which will lead to the destruction of the complete human race. Women are the source of life and in today’s world, we are not providing equal opportunities which will not enhance our future generation.

On the other side transgender is also the gender category. But many people neglect these categories. We should also take care of them to give equal opportunities, equal position in society and employment sector also. In the education system, we take care of the admission of transgender in every school and college also. Because they are also human beings, they have the personality, courage, intelligence, and knowledge to change the world. They have the power to change the mindset of society towards the transgender.

Men, Women, and Transgender society survive in these worlds equally they facing many problems in society. But we all blame one society. Why our country is a male dominating country? Why is our country not seeing men and women in the same line and same position?

Because we are not accepting our mistakes. We are not given chance to women that they should and they will grow up in male dominating society. India is a very cultural, traditional country and they follow the tradition. Our India grows in the modern era but thinking has never changed about women. In, India still women are not safe because the mindset of men has never changed they always think that women have no other social life. All the women are lives for their husband and their in-laws. They have no freedom to do anything and go outside the door in society.

Yes! We need Gender Equality in our society and our country. Because in these present times many violence occurs with women and girls especially. When our country makes strict laws on gender equality so all the people will have equal rights and freedom.

How does Gender Inequality Affect Society:-

Gender inequality has been a social issue in India for centuries. That in many parts of India, the birth of a girl child is not welcomed is a known fact. It is a known fact too, that discrimination starts from even before the girl child is born and sometimes she is killed as a fetus, and if she manages to see the light of day, she is killed as an infant, which makes up the highly skewed child sex ratio where for every 1000 boys in India, there are only 908 girls. In such a scenario, it is but obvious that for myriad reasons, many girls across the country are forced to drop out of school.

But despite such progress, even today, the girl child is discriminated against in most Indian households. The birth of a baby boy is celebrated with great pomp and ardour, but the birth of a girl child is received with dismay. The practice of female foeticide through sex-selective abortion continues to be practiced despite the Prenatal Diagnostic Technique Act of 1994. In India the child sex ratio is at the lowest it has ever been with just 914 girls for every 1000 boys (Census, 2011). And this discrimination continues in every aspect. Be it education, health, protection, or participation, the girl child is always treated unequally. Indian society still hasn’t been awakened to the importance of empowering women. The statistics still narrate a grim story of female foeticide, girl child discrimination, and gender bias.

  • 42% of married women in India were married as children (District Information System for Education (DISE) 3)
  • 1 in every 3 child brides in the world is a girl in India (UNICEF)
  • India has more than 45 lakh girls under 15 years of age who are married with children. Out of these, 70% of the girls have 2 children (Census 2011)

The need of the hour is to make a change in the mindset of society and destroy the prejudices that damage the future of the girl child. What is required is a concerted effort to sensitize society in eradicating this issue of gender inequality. It is high time that every child is treated equally and given every opportunity required to grow to his/her full potential.

As we see in the village area many people discriminated against children. In many villages, girl child are die before their birth in the fetus. Because their mind is sick and narrow. Many people did not give education to their children due to any reason. We cannot describe in words that in this world people are discriminated between men and women. In India Astill, the condition of women and girls are poor and very bad.

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