Socio-Economic Imbalance in India

Inequality

Inequality, in the status between men and women, has stood in the way of society’s granting recognition to women, which resulted in the denial of opportunities, for them and the utilization, of their potentialities for the community’s
welfare.

The rural women, in India, suffer more than their urban counterparts, both because of extreme destitution, hardship caused due to gender–insensitive socio-eco-political, structures resulting, in gender discrimination, and gender inequity, and other acts of violence, against women. occupying focal space in economic, life in the Indian, countryside.

Women typically in rural areas face constraints in engaging in economic activities, because of gender-based discrimination and social norms, disproportionate, involvement in unpaid work, and unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial, and other services

This has constrained their mobility and subsequently resulted in a lack of opportunities for the development of their inclusive personalities. They are subject to discrimination and exploitation and occupy a lower status in the economic scenario. Women, particularly, in rural areas have proportionately least possessions, skills, education, social status,
leadership, qualities.

They have been confined to the four walls of the household, overburdened with domestic works and controlled of their
mobility and personal freedoms by the men of the household since time immemorial. So they have lagged behind in the fields of education, skill develope undervalued in economic terms.

Though our Constitution guarantees equal rights and opportunities to both men and women, yet gender based visible
and invisible inequalities and inequities persist galore in our society. Despite their role related to procreation in society, they are suffering due to multiple deprivations such as nutritional diet, healthcare, institutional delivery facilities, etc.


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