Women Issues

In: Social Issues

Submitted By sweet8888
Words 286
Pages 2
Women, both illiterate and partially literate have limited access to health care and job opportunities and remain confined to the bounds of their household chores, raising children and looking after families. A good education or qualification does not bring women at par with the men. They are still deprived of many work opportunities as men are believed to be more capable than their female counterparts with similar qualifications.

The notion that women do not have caliber and intelligence to take up managerial positions or high profile jobs is another proof of the discrimination against women in our society.

According to 2011 census, the female literacy rate was 65.46% compared to 82.14% for males. The underlying thought that educating women is of no value as they will only serve their husbands and family in future makes the parents unwilling to spend on girl’s education.

Women are not able to enjoy equal status in society as men and have very little say or authority. The grant of equal rights by the Constitution does not bring any significant change in their position and respect in the society.

Law and property rights are also enforced inefficiently and inheritance is usually the sole right of sons and not the daughters. Even though laws are now enforced for the rights of women on parental property, not many people are aware of it and the social structure is such that daughters do not usually insist on their property rights.

Society favors men and gives them higher authority and this makes women vulnerable to crimes like rapes, eve teasing, sexual abuse etc. Though the number of women officers is growing, yet the number is not comparable with men holding higher…...

Similar Documents

Labor Issue: Women and Minority of the Past, Present, and Future

...Labor Issue: Women and Minority of the Past, Present, and Future Rachel Galvan National University 27 September 2009 At one point in everyone’s working career there is the issue of dealing with certain problems in the workplace. No matter how much a person will try to ignore the problems there comes a point where a certain individual or a group of people have to speak up and defend themselves. Many times it can be difficult to bring up a certain topic there is always a solution to a problem. In the United States the labor issues have became a common ground for employees to voice their own opinion, when they know that they were treated unfairly. Although that is a reality of today of labor issues, strikes, unions, that was the harsh reality of life one hundred years ago. The individuals who had the most difficult time to have their voice be heard were women and as well as immigrants. These group of people were considered as second-class and were not treated equally as men. Although, many argue that even today women and minorities will never be equals to Anglo men because of the past history that the United States has instilled by many even today in our generation. The roots of the American labor movement began after the American Revolution at that time women were not even considered a factor in the labor laws. During that era it was very common for women not to work, but their duties was to be a housewife. It all change when the industrial revolution was in the......

Words: 2220 - Pages: 9

Women

...Higher History - Attitudes to Women Essay Model Answer "Changing attitudes in Britain Society towards women was the major reason why some women received the vote in 1918". How accurate is this view? During the 1900s, many women were beginning to stand up for themselves and no longer wanted to be inferior to men. Prior to 1918, women were disrespected and under - valued in society. There was a change in attitudes towards women as the image of the "New Women" began to arise. They were becoming involved in various different jobs, having the ability to be better educated and get involved in politics. However, this view that the "New Women" was the only factor that contributed to women getting the vote is untrue. Women began their own campaigns in order to get the vote. This included the Suffragists and the Suffragettes as both organisations were tired of being ignored and seen as "undeserving"of the vote. Furthermore, another addition to the factors is the "Reward Theory". Women during World War 1 became greatly involved in helping Britain in the war (e.g taking up jobs which were dangerous and only men would have normally done them). Therefore, the views upon women had changed and had a great impact on the reason women got the vote, but this is not the only factor that aided their achievement. Due to the break-down of the "separate spheres" during the 1900s, women were able to become more ambitious and better themselves. Before hand, women were not allowed to earn their own...

Words: 1706 - Pages: 7

Women

...Discussion WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES Coordinated by the Division for the Advancement of Women Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations Hosted by WomenWatch With support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 19 November to 15 December 2007 Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report reflect the opinions of participants to the online discussion and not the official views of the United Nations Contents 1. Introduction................................................................................................................................ 3 2. Theme One: Status of women in leadership positions globally ....................................................... 5 2.1. Country experiences ................................................................................................................5 2.2. Ability of women in leadership positions to influence change .....................................................6 2.3. Instruments and methodologies to measure impact ..................................................................8 3. Theme Two: Factors that influence women’s access to decision-making positions —views from public administration, the judiciary and the private sector................................................................. 9 3.1. Representation of women in the public sector.........................................................................10 3.2. Representation of women in......

Words: 14075 - Pages: 57

Women

...Media representation of women Media have been reflectors of dominant values and work as an active agency aiming at reinforcing and strengthening dominant value structure. There is no doubt that mass media like TV, film, radio newspapers and magazines mould opinion, thinking, attitudes and behaviour. TV and films are more powerful as their reach and impact is greater than that of other media. All of these media have greater reach among men than women, but what catches the attention of the feminists and other concerned people is the unrealistic, negative portrayal of women in these media. Mass media do give coverage to women and their issues but damage done by media to women is more than the help offered to them. The role of media in the development of women and enhancement of their status in the society is very depressing. All mass media are being blamed for this. Mass media have been powerful agents of social influence but they have not been effective in portraying women in meaningful, respectable and positive manner. In 1978, a major UNESCO study on the portrayal and participation of women in the media found that the portrayal of women in the mass media globally was consistently poor. The study also confirmed that there was severe under-representation of women in the upper cadres of all media organizations, and that the average media woman earns less than her male counter-parts. Studies carried out in South Asia in 1986 confirm that women are portrayed either as docile...

Words: 677 - Pages: 3

Women for Women

...This is a support group for women who are struggling to cope because of domestic violence. It is a closed group that will run for a certain amount of sessions before starting a new group. This group will consist of 4 to 12 women of any age, preferably with children, but can include any kind of circumstance. All ethnicities or religious affiliations are welcomed, in fact diversity is appreciated. We only ask that you come with an open mind and an open heart. This group will conduct several support groups to help survivors cope with the confusion, anger and fear often experienced after episodes of sexual assault and domestic violence. These groups enable survivors to share their experiences, feelings and provide others and themselves with support to overcome their fears and feelings of isolation. The purpose of this group is to find a commonality among all members and gain a sense of empowerment and unification through discussions and self disclosure. These sessions will be held at the Poudre Valley Hospital on the basement floor in room 111 from 5 to 6 pm. It will be available every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, two sessions per month, for 6 months. A facilitator, Charli Zafarana, will be the leader of the sessions and will also be available outside of sessions. Charli will provide her contact information after the first session. Through the 12 sessions we will discuss and share personal stories, barriers and obstacles, current struggles, how to find......

Words: 367 - Pages: 2

Women

...What Was Cannot Always Be For decades women have fought for their rights for equality in a manly dominated world. Their right to have their voices heard rather than be shunned away into a hidden corner, their right to vote, and their right to be able to work in the professional fields as men do. They have struggled for their Godly given right, yet even after many women struggled just so that the women of today may be able to voice their opinions in an advancing world such as that of the 21st century, it is unfortunate to see that many women still continue to suffer, as they become victims of abuse, rape, and murder. India is a country where in a world of tradition which dates back to more centuries than one can count, education and moral values have always been held at a high level. However in a country where that is so, the Indian women are degraded daily as they become victims of the ignorance of many so to speak, as the criminals of the cities kidnap, rape, and murder these helpless women. It has become so that the further we step into the future, the more unsafe the streets have become for the women whether it is to walk around by themselves, and to carry on an errand or for a child to even go to school as some of the men have turned out to be some of the top rated criminals in the country have become the filth which degrades the nation of India, our values, and our women. These filthy scum’s are known are rapists. It isn’t something of an awe to call them as such,......

Words: 1601 - Pages: 7

Women’s Health Issues and What Is What Is Being Done to Ensure Improved Health of Women.

...HSA 300 Prof. Date: 11/25/2013 Topic: Women’s health issues and what is being done to ensure improved health of women. Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Women in the United States can now expect to live almost eight years longer than men, but they suffer greater morbidity and poorer health outcomes. Compared to men of comparable age, women develop more acute and chronic illnesses, resulting in a greater number of short- and long long-term disabilities. For instance: • Heart disease and stroke 42% of women who have heart attack die within a year compare to only 24% of men. • Not counting some kinds of different types of cancer for example: Lung cancer (52.4/100,000), Colorectal cancer (35.4/100,00), breast cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity (118.7/100,000) In 2010 • 206,966 women and 2,039 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer. • 40,996 women and 439 men in the United States died from breast cancer • The differences between men and women are equally pronounced for mental illness. For example: anxiety disorders and major depression affect two to three times as many women as men. • Clinical depression is a major mental health problem for both men and women; however, an estimated 12% of women in the women in the U.S, compared with 7% of men, will suffer from major depression in their......

Words: 1065 - Pages: 5

Women Studies Issues

...to exploitation in the context of unequal power relationship, causing damage to material or moral for an individual, group or social class or another State. And when women are victims of damage approach adopted by the violence they lose their humanity, which is the gift of God, and when loss the humanity will lead to deny any constructive role in the movement of life. The right of every human being not to be subjected to violence and should be treated on an equal sympathy with other human beings as a matter of basic human rights that represent the true essence of human existence. That is why we must all work to delete the fear and terror that pursues women everywhere. Take violence as a means of subjugating women for the purposes of individual or collective personal or official, and in fact refers to the frequent exposure of women to specific forms of violence because of sexual identity or because of their ethnic, sectarian or their level of cultural, economic or intellectual, political affiliation. In my home we are really suffering political violence that resulting from the inherent perception of inferiority of women as human beings with the denial of national prestige in the modern state and as the object is not worth the active participation in political life, therefore, robbed the freedom of women to express their political opinion and not allow them to participate in decision-making and prevent the right to vote and respond to posts in the State. Is one of the......

Words: 479 - Pages: 2

Women

...In India, today, women appear to rule the roost. India as a nation is revered in a feminine form i.e. ‘the Bharat Mata’, the first citizen of our country presently is a woman, many important government posts are occupied by women and educated women are pouring into the professional workforce with profound implications for national and multinational corporations. However, ironically, these are accompanied by news about dowry killings, female infanticide, domestic violence against women, sexual harassment, rape, illegal trafficking and prostitution and myriad others of the same ilk. Gender discrimination prevails in almost all areas, be it social, cultural, economic or educational. An effective remedy for these evils needs to be sought in order to ensure the Right to Equality guaranteed by the Constitution of India, to the fairer sex. Gender equality facilitates the empowerment of women. Since education begins at home, the upliftment of women would be accompanied by the development of the family, the society and in turn, would lead towards a holistic development of the nation.Among these problems the foremost that needs to be addressed is the atrocity committed against females at birth and during childhood. Female infanticide i.e. killing of the female child is still a common practice in many of the rural areas. Further female foeticide is common in some parts of India, despite the passage of ‘Prenatal Diagnostic techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act in 1994. In case......

Words: 833 - Pages: 4

Pregnant Women Issues

...protections for pregnant women under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, requires companies to accommodate women like Ms Young. The PDA prohibits employers from discriminating “because of” pregnancy and holds that pregnant women must not be treated differently from other employees who are “similar in their ability, or inability, to work.” UPS defends its accommodation policy as “pregnancy neutral.” It excludes women carrying a fetus just as surely as it excludes employees injured off-site or requesting a new assignment for some other reason. No “animus” toward pregnant women, UPS contends, motivates the policy. But Ms Young and her defenders find animus in the the omission and argue that the PDA requires more than neutrality. It mandates that employers offer benefits to pregnant women if those benefits are available to employees “similar in their ability or inability to work.” Since, as the amici note, “the vast majority of working women will become pregnant at least once during their careers” and “62 percent of women with a birth in the previous twelve months were in the labor force,” the Court’s decision could directly affect the lives of millions of American women. For the liberal women’s rights organisations, the question is one of gender equality. Workers like Ms Young, they say, have a legal right to the same kinds of accommodations that companies offer to employees unaffected by a pregnancy. For pro-life groups, there is an added dimension: women facing inflexible......

Words: 1033 - Pages: 5

Women

...WOMEN Women in the UAE have been encouraged and empowered since the foundation of the state. This policy is spearheaded by the country's leadership and backed by the UAE Constitution, which guarantees equal rights for men and women in accordance with the precepts of Islam. As a result, the role of women in society has evolved considerably over the years. Today, the economic and social benefits of diversity are universally recognised and embraced and women are viewed as partners in achieving sustainable development. In the twenty-first century, Emirati women are well represented in all echelons of society, including the political arena, diplomatic corps, judiciary and the commercial sector. Four women hold ministerial position in the Cabinet and women form 17.5 per cent of the UAE's partially elected representative body, the Federal National Council. Three of the UAE's ambassadors, one consul general and the UAE's representative to the United Nations in New York are women. Four women have been appointed as judges, two as public prosecutors and 17 as assistant public prosecutors and marriage officials. Women also serve in the armed forces, customs and police. Prestigious government entities, such as twofour54 media free zone, Tecom Business Park and Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, are headed by women. In fact, women constitute 66 per cent of the public sector workforce (the average globally is 48 per cent), with 30 per cent in senior and decision-making positions, close to the...

Words: 2197 - Pages: 9

Women

...January 25, 2015Psychology of Women Cultural Representation/ Girl CellThe Threat of the Girl Cell    The “girl cell” in its simplest form is the act of emotion. The girl cell is not a physical cell, but it is something that everyone has, man or woman. It is everything that society does not want one to feel or to be; a woman. When listening to Eve Ensler I realize how real the girl cell is and how much people are intimidated by it and hide it. The idea of showing emotion scares most because people want to become numb to things like vulnerability and compassion. I personally feel like there was a point in time where I did not want to show emotion because I felt vulnerable and used. Many girls and boys in my generation have completely lost their emotion or hide it very well to put on this facade of not caring about anything and showing no emotion towards people they love and care for.     This denial of emotion has created many stereotypes for young men and women in my generation. Boys are typically categorized as tough and heartless, while girls are categorized as over emotional and heavy hearted. These stereotypes have shifted as well. Girls are now not to be trusted, serve as toys, and the “good girls” are typically taken advantage of. Boys have created this stereotype due to their own heartbreak with someone who they had a lot of feelings for. After the heartbreak they build this perception of females as a whole and that...

Words: 676 - Pages: 3

Women

...For centuries women has played the role of being the “underdog”; they have had to deal with being treated unequally in all respects. These women are being discriminated against based on their gender, this is known as sexism. Not only are women victims of sexism, but they are also victims of systematic discrimination, known as oppression. In the past, women were not known for their value as human beings and contributions to society as a whole; instead, they were confined to the home and valued for the children they could bear and reduced to the property of their husbands. Although women’s oppression has changed throughout time, it still remains a constant issue in today’s society. Black Woman in Cooperate America Ms. Boyd is a Transition Assistant Manager at Allstate Insurance Company. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English which helps her to adhere to her job description. Her job consists of training individuals in insurance sales and assists them in developing the correct skills to meet the long and short term goals of the company. Being that she is an African American woman in cooperate America, she is constantly faced with many troubles and she experiences unfair treatment being that she is a woman. This oppressed individual is constantly viewed as inferior to those around her because of her skin color as well as her gender. When interviewing her she informed me that men get paid $7,000 more in salary annually. She expressed great disposition when discussing this......

Words: 334 - Pages: 2

Women

...12:06 Page 1 WOMEN, GENDER AND WORK People are not defined solely by their work, nor is it possible to ignore the effects of factors outside the workplace on a person's status at work. To seek equality at work without seeking equality in the larger society – and at home – is illusory.Thus an examination of the issues surrounding women, gender and work must be holistic. That means considering the role of productive work in life as a whole and the distribution of unpaid work as well as the myriad questions relating to employment. This important anthology brings together the thinking of leading philosophers, economists and lawyers on this complex subject. Selected recent articles from the multidisciplinary International Labour Review are assembled for the first time to illuminate questions such as how we should define equality, what equal opportunity means and what statistics tell us about differences between men and women at work, how the family confronts globalization and what is the role of law in achieving equality. There is an examination of policy – to deal with sexual harassment and wage inequality, for example, as well as part-time work, the glass ceiling, social security, and much more. A major reference on the best of current research and analysis on gender roles and work. Martha Fetherolf Loutfi has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Labour Review, a Senior Economist for the Brandt Commission and in the ILO’s Employment and......

Words: 243134 - Pages: 973

Women

...interest of females. From ancient times, the empowerment of women was perceived as a taboo by numerous cultures. In those cultures the subject of women being entitled to live in dignity and total freedom was prohibited. As such, there were violence against women, economic and political discrimination and other forms of inequalities that were deemed acceptable. “Gender equality refers to a situation where both men and women have equal rights and opportunities at all times and where this concept is recognized and respected by all members of society” (Woman Powah, 2007)During the eighteenth century, a considerable amount of recognition was given to the ‘rights of women’, since, the empowerment of these individuals were seem as crucial for contributing to the health of productivity of whole families and communities which would consequently give rise to improved new generation. In Europe during the eighteenth century, gender equality gained political social and philosophical attention when Olympe de Gouges published the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizens, modeled on the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Guyana has recognized the importance of gender equality, and as such, in 1976 there was a presentation in parliament of a state paper on Equality for Women and in 1990 there was the Equal Rights Act. Since the establishment of the Equal Rights Act, Guyana has taken measures to empower women in some areas such as: politics and public,......

Words: 1229 - Pages: 5