WOMEN IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Social security for women in India, despite the existence of multiple Government sponsored schemes, is an issue that has not yet been tackled efficiently as these schemes still fail to reach the most marginalized women in society. Due to a series of systemic failures, women’s lives and work are adversely impacted in both the productive and reproductive domains. There is, thus, an urgent need to efficiently implement social security schemes for women in order to counter their vulnerability in our society.

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Key Challenges

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Recommendations

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Family
  • Treat all our family girls and boys equally

  • Respect the dignity of women

  • Support underprivileged, deprived and downtrodden women financially, morally and politically

  • Discourage family members from taking money or any other allurement for voting

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Community
  • Respect women just like men when they join politics

  • Provide opportunities for women to participate in community events and decision making

  • Understand that it is beneficial to the society if women became active in politics

  • Don’t look down upon women in politics

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Goverment
  • Support 50% reservation for women in Parliament and local Self Governing bodies

  • Change public perception that women can’t be successful public figures

  • Hold special conventions for grooming women politicians at all levels

  • Ban all politicians from holding public offices who have pending rape & sexual assault cases against them