Gender inequality refers to the differences between men and women made by society or unequal treatment that affects an individual’s lives experience. Discrimination against women and girls is a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that portrays Indian culture at each dimension. India's advancement towards gender equality, measured by its position on rankings such as the Gender Development Index has been disappointing, despite fairly rapid rates of economic growth. (As discussed earlier)
It also refers to the unequal or different perceptions of an individual based on gender.
The first thing that comes to our mind, when we hear the word Gender Inequality is Women.
Men are considered stronger than women in all aspects, for example- socially, economically or culturally. They typically occupy the power in society.
In India, women are considered weaker than women.
Gender inequalities and their social causes impact India's sex ratio, women's health over their lifetimes, their educational attainment, and economic conditions. Gender inequality in India is a multifaceted issue that concerns men and women. Some argue that various gender equality indices place men at a disadvantage. However, when India's population is examined as a whole, women are at a disadvantage in several important ways. In India, discriminatory attitudes towards either sex have existed for ages and influence the lives of both genders. In spite of the fact that the constitution of India grants men and women equal rights, gender disparities remain.
In today’s society, women have attained a certain position and are growing more than men. But still, why women are considered inferior?
We say, behind every successful man there is a woman.
But why they are still not given credits?
In a country of full of spiritual people, where Goddess Devi Maa is preached, why those women on the earth are beaten with cruelty?
Now it is high time to change the mindset of those people who still believe in gender inequality.
Not always women are discriminated but somewhere men also face disparities. But the percentage of discrimination against women is more than that of men.