Today morning when I was on facebook, I saw a shared picture of female infant in waste dump. I want to voice the fears of girl child, who is yet to be born.
Let me see the light of the day
Let me be born
Let me see the happiness when im born
Let me not die
Let me survive- I am a Life force.
I could not stop myself from writing this article.
- Women constitute half of the world’s population, perform for nearly two thirds of work hours receive one tenth of the world’s income and own less than one hundredth per cent of world’s property.
- Half of Indian population is too women.
Indian Women of Past:
- Late Queen Jhansi lakshmi Bai: She faced the battle with courage, sacrificed her life battling her life for issues and values, which are near to our hearts and minds.
- During the Gandhian freedom struggle, woman participated in the Home rule movement, the salt Satyagraha, the quit India movemnt.
- Woman leaders of South India fought against child marriages, for education, abolition of devdasi system, removal of sex disqualification in voting.
- Mrs Indira Gandhi has become a subject of admiration for her sophistication, competence, passion and an unwavering faith.
- Mother Teresa spent her entire life for the cause of Humanity
Woman of Today:
- Shahnaz Hussain took life hands on and contributed to the world of beauty business.
- Kalpana Chawla actually had the nerve to go up to moon, she will be remembered for her courage and never say die and follow your dreams attitude.
- Ms Nooyi, Pepsi Cos chairperson and CEO, with her glaring confidence, zest and don’t mess with me attitude leaves us all aspiring to be like her.
- Dr Majumdar Shaw became India first woman Brew master and founded Bicon Indis, which has grown to be biggest biopharmaceutical firm in India.
- Ms Kochhar, the CEO of the ICICI Bank proved that if women like them had it in them, the wolrd will have ignore their gender and give back the dues they deserve.
These are just a few examples of the women who have dared and achieved, dreamt and accomplished, proved that the whole world has to step aside for the person who is willing to make a path and determined to leave a legacy for human kind.
There are various forms of inequality against Women in India like:
- Lack of proper healthcare facilities for woman leads to higher mortality rates for them, this being the survival inequality.
- The preference towards male child leads to female feticide this being natality inequality.
- It is shame full to see girls being denied the basic right to live
- More than 50% of girls drop out by the time they are in middle school,
- Girls are discriminated against food, education, health and basic necessities of life.
- Even after more than half century of independence barring a few exceptions women have mostly remained outside the domain of power, political authority, law making
- As per 2007 study by HR experts women in Corporate India earn 40 per cent less than men.
- Out of 9000 people on boards of BSE Listed Companies only five are women
- Over 77 % of 200 large companies in the world listed by fortune had at least one-woman director on their board as of 2006. Only 36 % of Indian companies have women in senior management positions.
No society can progress and prosper if women there don’t enjoy freedom and respect. Women’s marvelous power is lying dormant, if empowered they can dazzle the world