Social problems are the problems which are created : o By the society o For the society o Within the society Our country is on the high roads of success, but still for a women her life is a battle for survival and dignity from her birth to her death. o Female foeticides. o Neglect during Childhood. o Early marriage. o Dowry. o Atrocities on women. o Gender bias. While the Goddess is welcomed with open arms, our doors are shut tight for the girl child. o The murdering of an unborn girl child is termed as female foeticides which is a common scenario in almost all the villages. o For the want of a male child, an unborn girl is brutally killed even before she gets a chance to see the world. o Our present sex ratio : 923 females per 1000 males. o Disparity in education o Inadequate nutrition o Lack of love and affection o from infancy till the age of 15 the death rate for female child far exceeds the mortality rate for male child. o Getting married before attaining full mental and physical maturity. o Maternal Mortality. o In rural India almost 70 per cent of girls are married before they are 18. Nearly 56 per cent of married girls bear children before they are 19. o Dowry is defined as the property, which a man receives from his wife or her family at the time of his marriage. o The amount of dowry is regulated by factors like boy's service and salary, social and economic status of the girl's father, the social prestige of the boy's family, educational qualifications of the girl and the boy, girl's working and her salary, girl's and boy's beauty and features, future prospects of economic security, size and the composition of the girl's and boy's family, etc. o Domestic violence. o Mistreatment. o Women trafficking. o Eve teasing. o Sexual harassment:-In every ten-rape case, six are of minor girls. In every seven minutes a crime is committed against women. Every 26 minutes a woman is molested. Every 34 minutes a rape takes place. Every 42 minutes a sexual harassment incident occurs. Every 43 minutes a woman is kidnapped. And every 93 minutes a woman is burnt to death over dowry. One-quarter of the reported rape victims are under the age of 16 but the vast majority are never reported due to fear of facing social stigma. o Status of Widows, Divorcees. o Equal pay for equal work. o Property rights. o Overworked. o Marriage Legislation o The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 o The Hindu Marriage Disabilities Removal Act,1946 o The Hindu Marriage Validity Act, 1949 o The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 o The Special Marriage Act, 1954 o The Hindu Widows Remarriage Act, 1856 o The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 o Socio-Economic Programme o Rural women's Development and Employment Project o Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) o Indira Mahila Yojna o Balika Samriddhi Yojna o Plan of Action to Combat Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children o National Commission for Women o National Women Fund o Mahila Samriddhi Yojna o Injustice begins at home. o Women up-liftment should start at the root level. o Social stigmas and taboos need to be dealt with. o Proper social and financial support system needs to be created. Do you have any question ?
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