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Gender Discrimination and Women's Development in India

Sivakumar, Marimuthu (2008): Gender Discrimination and Women's Development in India. Published in: (September 2008)


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Gender is a common term where as gender discrimination is meant only for women, because females are the only victims of gender discrimination. Females are nearly 50 percent of the total population but their representation in public life is very low. Recognizing women's right and believing their ability are essential for women's empowerment and development. This paper deals with gender discrimination in India, its various forms and causes. Importance of women in devleopment, legislation for women and solution for gender discrimination are also discussed in this paper.

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