Gender and Development in India
Ensuring gender parity has become a great challenge for the modern world. Gender equality forms part of the development strategies in many countries of the world, including India. When both men and women have equal access to services and resources, enjoy equal rights, and get equal opportunities to develop skills and capabilities, then the development of the country is viewed as balanced and rapidly advancing. Despite considerable efforts towards advocacy, the awareness of gender equality, and the launching of various programs for the welfare of women, gender discrimination in India remains pervasive in many dimensions of life. Gender gaps are widespread in respect of access to and control of resources, economic opportunities, and political voice. Women are still exploited, discriminated against, and subjected to harassment and violence. This highly topical book covers the various dimensions and strategies of gender development in India.
Publication Date: 3/1/2008