Malini Srikrishna Colleen Pezzutti Brandon Kramer Imnet Arega Introduction -Gender Inequality is a global problem. So, what is it? - Some countries are more severe than others.
-India has 600 million women, this is the second largest female population in the world. - UN figures state that girls are twice as likely to die before the age of 5. - Culture and Religion are the basis of discrimination in India. Gender Inequality in India - General Repression of Women - Religious Basis
- Cultural Basis (Both often correlated) Religious Discrimination Two Prominent Religions: 1. Hindu Women Widows Dowry System
Sati 2. Muslim Women Triple Talaq Polygamy Ancient Scriptures Cultural Discrimination- Gender Roles
- Marriage - Idea of Marital Rape not accepted. - Women in Joint Families - Sexual Exploitation UN Action Objectives: -equal enrollment of boys and girls in primary and secondary school
-equal literacy rates of genders -equal representation in national parliaments -promotion of greater support of men for womens rights -adds from UN Women UN Action Cont. Initiatives: -HeforShe campaign
-strategy groups -work of specialized UN divisions: UN Girls Education Initiative, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Progress cont. -Percentage of women in vulnerable employment has decreased 13% in past 24 years
-Average proportion of women in parliament has almost doubled in past 20 years Progress still in progress -Percentage of women living in poverty is greater than percentage of men -Of working-age women, only half are a part of the labour force Progress Toward Goal
-past 15 years: increase in enrollment of girls in school Southern Asia: only 74 girls were enrolled in primary school for every 100 boys in 1990. Today, 103 girls are enrolled for every 100 boys -Since 1990 percentage of female paid workers has increased 6% outside of the agricultural sector Progress still in progress cont.
-Globally women are receiving 24% less in wages than men -Even women with high education levels, are less likely to be employed compared to their male counterparts -Women representation in parliament averages only 1 out of 5 Plans for Further Improvement -focus on data development -increase access to real time data
-improve coverage of statistics -utilize new technology for data collection -promote greater data literacy Work Cited: Bibliography: 1 Sarkar, Urvashi. "Poll: Indian Muslim Women Want End to Verbal Divorce." - Al Jazeera English. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.
2 "Gender Inequality in India - Concept, Causes and Types."Indiacelebrating. Web. 6 Oct. 2015. Other Websites Used http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/MainReportComplete-lowres.pdf http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/Goal_3_fs.pdf Pictures: http://sommersemploymentlaw.com/practice-area/workplace-discrimination-lawyers/religiousdiscrimination-at-work/ http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/flag.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_equality#/media/File:Igualtat_de_sexes.svg
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