India has a long history of considering women as housewives and men as working individuals of family who take care of financial needs. Generally, the status of women was not on equal terms with men in the past century in India. However, there is a wave of positive change in the status of women in

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Being a poor nation, India has come a long way in improving the socioeconomic and heath concerns for women since independence, there is a lot more that still needs to be done towards their well-being and security. The male dominated society of India hampered the proper development of the females in the country. It is

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Indian people are mostly veiled in mystery to the rest of the world and mainly, the western world. We are most familiar with images of Indian females such as Hindu goddess Kali, or Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister). Yet we know little or nothing about the daily lives of the ordinary women who most often

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Dowry in India was prohibited in the year 1961 under the Indian civil law. It was enacted to make it easier for the wives to seek redress from possible harassment by their husband’s family. These dowry laws have come under heavy criticism in the past because they have been abused by women and their families.

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Every day, many stories are brought to the screen of women being murdered. Though this trend happens in the world, India has become notorious for murdering women even before birth. Female foeticide in India takes place daily. This implies the abortion of the female fetus selectively. Annually, over one million female are aborted which results

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Eve teasing is a euphemism used in India to refer to the sexual harassment of women in public. The word Eve being a biblical reference to the first woman created. It is mostly thought to be a problem related with youth delinquency and it ranges in severity. It can be anything from the uttering of

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In some societies women are considered of low value and more of a liability than an asset to the family. This condition of cultural biasness has led to many cases of female infanticide where female infants are either aborted or killed in their early childhood ages. Some of the methods used to case such deaths

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Child marriage occurs where either or both parties have not attained the age of majority, which in most countries is 18 years. This practice, represents gross violation of human rights, subjecting children to both physical and emotional distress. It denies children their rights to education(often they have to drop out of school to raise children)

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China and India are the top leading countries that are losing gender balance due to sex selective abortion. A wish to have a baby boy in the presence of ultrasounds for baby sex recognition is leading to an increasingly serious gender imbalance in many countries across the world. Needless to say that it may bring

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A short search on the internet, looking for ‘recent violence against women in India’ turns up a Wikipedia page, listing 25 other pages dedicated to specific incidents which have taken place in the recent past. For this British female writer with Indian roots, these represent a series of terrible undoings which are holding India back

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