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Crimes Against Women in India

Crimes Against Women in India

Sadly in many countries, there are crimes committed against women. One of these countries is India, and it’s not only a few crimes (even if it were a few it wouldn’t be right) it’s multiple. Some of these crimes include murder, acid throwing, and domestic violence.

In India, innocent women are murdered or become suicidal because of harassment due to dowry. A dowry is a payment made in cash or kind to a bride’s in-laws at the time of her marriage. Dowry has become illegal in India since 1961 but it still happens. Fortunately, reports of dowry cases have decreased in...


India's Gender Pay Gap

India's Gender Pay Gap

In a country where male children are preferred to female children, it is obvious that there is a pay gap due to gender. Out of India’s entire population, about 52% are male and 48% are female. In India there are more male workers in the market and employers tend to hire them over female workers. This is because of a variety of reasons namely women require maternity leave, they are not as highly educated as men, they have work restrictions from families and more. The gender pay gap has been an alarming issue around the world, however, in India, it...


The Impact Covid-19 and a Lack of Technology Have on Female Students in India

The Impact Covid-19 and a Lack of Technology Have on Female Students in India

Covid-19 has put a toll on the world by closing down schools and making them virtual. In countries such as the United States, the effect on student's education was viewed as a smaller obstacle in comparison to the devastation socially and economically. However, other countries faced even harsher complications especially those who lack the widespread technology to educate their students. 

India is just one of many in which women were given little to no education for the past century. However, according to the Times of India, 116 percent more women graduated compared to the small 65 percent increase within men within...


Unfortunate Gender Stigmas in India

Unfortunate Gender Stigmas in India

The Typical Indian Psyche of Gender 

The world’s largest democracy; a population of over a billion people; 29 states each with its diverse culture; and yet, a question that breaks a sweat on most Indians' countenance, is it a boy or a girl? Social stratification, gender inequality, female inferiority, and a system of patriarchy is widespread and has contaminated the nation. It’s paradoxical how, the same citizens that resemble their nation with a figure of a mother, have something as binary as gender, control the levels of rights and freedom. In the recent past, the situation...


Child Marriage in India

Child Marriage in India

India Has Made Child Marriage Illegal since 1930, But Why Does it Still Occur? 

India is a country where women are worshipped as goddesses, but why is it that the same country abuses and dehumanizes its women? Especially innocent girls? Child marriage affects both girls and boys but it affects girls disproportionately as they experience rape, acid attacks, domestic violence, and other abuse. Child marriage refers to either an informal or formal union of a child under 18 to an adult or another child. Child marriage violates the rights of children and puts them at high risk for...