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Apoorva Pathak
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Modern society is just a term but in reality, it is not the modern one rather it is dominated by male chauvinism which is one of the social evil persisting till the 21st century. Women have been oppressed and discriminated against in different ways since birth. The exploitation of women includes not only physical but mental, emotional, and social torture is growing rampantly. Even after so long struggle for dignity women still far behind. Women are facing problems in every sphere of life whether employment, access to health care, and property rights. In the ancient period, male chauvinism was found such as Devdasi, Polygamy, Sati System, etc. Even in Modern times, these practices persisting. Women are always picturized that they are weak they need the support of the man and has to obey him. during her childhood she has to obey her father, after her marriage her husband and if unfortunately, his husband dies she has followed her son’s rule. If a woman is working late at night in the office people look at her with strange eyes and if she even tries to cross limits or exceed her husband’s argument she is beaten brutally.
In your day-to-day life, we often hear and read news about women exploitation but even after so many legal action and law we can’t abolish them. In our Constitution of India, we have Articles which meant for women’s protection and upliftment of the society (Article 14, 15, 16, 39, 42, 243). Even after a long fight for justice few of the crimes have been recognized such as Adultery, Child Marriage, Female Feticide, Tracking and Prostitution, Domestic Violence, Eve Teasing, Acid Attacks, Fraudulent Marriage, Exploitation at workplaces, Rape, Murder, and Dowry. But these provisions are not yet so helpful and need to be stricter so that a woman who is playing many roles in her life during different stages such as a daughter, sister and then mother and so on can live in this world with full dignity.
United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women is one such global initiative formed in 2010 which not only motivation countries to accomplish the goal of gender equality but also inspire women to fight for their rights. If we look into international goals, we have sustainable development goals (SDGs) whose motto is ‘illusive growth’ it not only works on global causes but in eradiation of physical barriers for women community.
If we see the situation of women in this pandemic we will find that it has been more jeopardizing. Domestic violence cases have been increases rapidly according to international surveys. Girls have to contribute to domestic chores if they are at home this leads to the education gap. They are being exploited every second by snatching their rights and dreams. If we look into the case study of Northeast tribal states, we will find that the society is matriarchal and cases of exploitation of women are zero.
Since the government has launched many schemes regarding women’s education and development such as Beti Bacho Beti Padho, Sukanya Yojana, etc. but the social evil which is prevailing in the country is not letting people know about these schemes. If we see the ratio of birth will still find that in many backward states, the ratio gap is wide. So with this, we can conclude that education is one of the weapons to fight this immoral practice. Encouraging women to take the stand and fight for their rights and achieve the freedom to stand in this world. As if we educate a girl she will educate her whole generation.