An ongoing concern for the past years has not been resolved up to the present times- Discrimination. The discrimination defined as an action that denies social involvement or human rights to group of people based on injustice. But why discrimination against woman is perceived? In all legal traditions many laws continue to institutionalize second class status for women and girls with regard to nationality and citizenship, health, education, marital rights, employment rights, parental rights, inheritance and property rights. These varieties of discrimination against women are incompatible with women’s empowerment.
In democratic nation, discriminatory practices begin at the time of birth. The birth of a male child is very much welcomed but in contrast, the family does not ritually recognize girls’ arrival. Engaged to female foeticides, India has observed with less of the women’s population as compared to the men. However, India is in a developing status but is lacking behind the legitimization of women status from many years.
Our country favors that the girls must learn domestic skills and begins to take on domestic duties, such as cooking, sewing, washing, cleaning and supplement the household works properly. In rural areas, it is a strong belief that a son should be educated because, unlike a daughter who after her marriage serves another family, a son will need to support his aged parents
In 21st century, still this kind of thoughts is mostly, envisaged in many families. Although, girls goes to schools and colleges but with the restrictions like they must be in limits while talking to boys. She cannot spend much money as it is apart from her mobility. She must be intelligent; otherwise, they would not be study anymore. Why such instances are not for boys?
A girl was suspended after she was found drinking and coming late night to her hostel. She was questioned for her misbehave by the chancellor in 2012 at Punjab University, Chandigarh. Many questions arose for her suspension that what if a boy did such negligence.
Most of the youth love to enjoy their college life, love to meet friends and chill with them. Even working women dreams of such things. Nevertheless, society has propagated the resemblance of her respect and humanity to save it for her in-laws. Females cannot do the night shifts; they cannot come late or go out in the nights, they cannot speak much or shout loudly as werewolves (brutes) would capture them. Does mandating such restrictions on women decrement the violence against women?
Family’s perceptions especially in rural areas can be determined in discriminating the femininity. It is said that educating the boy is the education benefitted only to him but educating the girl means education for the whole family and even generations too. Opponent to our nation, girls receive lower education opportunity than boys because in the very early age, a girl learns to expect Endurance and modesty. For such social cultural beliefs, a woman always tries to make up an ideal wife and a good mother. Why girl has always directed to sacrifice her individual identity as a good wife and a mother? Even if women have a great achievement in their education, they still have to run their responsibility as a wife and mother.
Discrimination against women is often common at household level. A girl after marriage whether working or non-working has to tend with the job of housewife too. Today in the modern era, somehow women have to live the patriarchal culture. Their values are based on the norms they had learnt from their family and which are judged in their in-laws.
Who really is a housewife? According to the dictionary, “A married woman who manages her own household, especially as her principal occupation, is a housewife”.
However, it is forgotten in today’s era, especially in rural areas, the role of a housewife is not termed as work, her contribution to the family and the society in general is considered to be nil.
The worth of Indian ethnicity can be judged from the place, given to the women. In spite of the amelioration in the status of women, the evils of illiteracy, dowry, ignorance, and economic slavery would have to eradicate fully in order to give women their rightful place in Indian society
Women in naive, preferably instinctive societies are treated as slave and were beaten up; instead of fulfilling their dreams, they ought to take for their lives after marriages. Which law granted such right to men to create Domestic violence against women?
A woman attempted the suicide, as she was unable to meet with dowry demands after her marriage. Her in-laws jolted her for illiteracy remarks. The case remarked in Bihar, 2006.
Does Education system is responsible or poverty increment repels such conditions?
What makes the headlines, more than the foreign flows? Who has asked for the Domestic violence? With every savings of the home, women are link up to woo their family in a proper manner.
The savings are mainly for education, old-age security and health-related concerns. Their own salary cannot uplift their freedom, as their household responsibilities cannot make them to do so. (A very rare case of husband supporting women else it’s nil). However, if women stay at home, then they are increasingly seem as old-fashioned, an economic burden to society and are best ignored.
Thus, IFWE Campaign intends that from birth to old age, women are not a slave or a toy. She is a human who has come to live not to sacrifice. No doubt, sacrifice can be considered as love but what is she getting in return? Empower the women; Education will be liable certainly in you.