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Gender Inequality in Indian Society: Exploring the Intersection of Tradition and Modernity

Kalpanaben B. Chaudhari

DIP: 18.02.025/20190401

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0401025

Received: December 14, 2018; Revision Received: February 20, 2019; Accepted: March 28, 2019

Abstract

Gender inequality remains a persistent challenge in Indian society, shaping individuals’ opportunities, aspirations, and well-being. This abstract explores pathways to gender equality by identifying key strategies, policies, and grassroots initiatives aimed at addressing gender-based discrimination and promoting women’s empowerment. It highlights the impact of modernization, urbanization, and globalization on gender dynamics, both positive and negative, and underscores the need for comprehensive approaches to address the root causes of gender inequality. Key strategies include promoting women’s education, economic empowerment, and access to healthcare, as well as strengthening legal frameworks and institutional mechanisms for women’s rights and empowerment. Grassroots movements and advocacy efforts play a crucial role in challenging traditional norms, raising awareness about gender-based violence, and mobilizing communities for gender justice. Legislative reforms, such as the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and policies such as the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, provide a framework for addressing gender-based discrimination and violence, while institutional mechanisms such as National and State Commissions for Women monitor implementation and advocate for gender equality. Despite progress, persistent challenges include the persistence of gender-based violence, discrimination, and disparities in access to resources and opportunities. Addressing these challenges requires collaboration and coordination among policymakers, civil society organizations, businesses, educational institutions, media, and communities. In conclusion, fostering gender equality in Indian society requires a multifaceted approach that addresses the intersecting factors contributing to gender inequality. By implementing strategies that empower women economically and socially, challenge discriminatory norms and practices, and promote gender-sensitive policies and programs, progress towards a more gender-equitable and inclusive society can be achieved.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Kalpanaben B. Chaudhari @ info.ijcst@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.025/20190401

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0401025

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Volume 04, Issue 1, January – March, 2019

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