Gender Discrimination

Our society is a male dominated society. This scenario is taking place since the time of our forefathers. Here, the males are given more preference than females at almost every field.

The forms in which women are discriminated at the highest rates are: Feticide and infanticide: Gender discrimination in our society starts even before the birth of a girl child. Modern technologies have made it possible to know the sex of the child even when he/she is in the womb of their mother. And these techniques are being misused in our society for female feticide. Sometimes the husband marries second time, if his wife continuously conceives female infants. This is one of the worst crimes in our society and if it is not stopped in time then hardly any woman will be left in the world. Excessive mortality among women due to discrimination has resulted in a sex ratio in the population of 105 men to every 100 women. Family: Family is the main source of generating education in our society. Almost every child learn to see the world, the ways their parents show it to them and starts gradually to understand everything by following their parents. Our society is mainly male dominating. As a result discrimination develops between the boys and girls, boys are considered to be an asset and the girls are considered to as a liability of the family. There are many instances of gender inequality in the family which originates from the inherent nature and preconceived idea of the people like, if your father bought a big fish from bazaar, generally your mother will give the head of the fish either to your father or any male child. The females are not even given the chance to make the smallest decision for them. This is the general picture of the society. Such a picture is increasing the discrimination, because as we mentioned earlier, children inherent the thoughts of their parents.

a conversation with another man. who are usually male. various indicators reveal that the status of women is much lower than that of men. Their literacy rate is only 43. An international report published by the United Nations in September of 2000 ranked the country first in wife beating and found that nearly half of the adult female population surveyed reported physical abuse by their husbands. Furthermore. It is common knowledge that husbands exert their authority and physically assault wives for even minor mistakes. however. or any act of disagreement or disobedience. Working women face the threat of violence from the public because they are outside the home and from their employer. The prime example of husband¶s torture is Rumana. such as an unsatisfactory meal. rather her husband dictates how to spend the money. working women do not have control over their own income. Although they work hand in hand with their male colleague. Although women constitute half of the population. conflict is growing between the patriarchal social norms and women¶s urge for economic independence. an untidy room. .2 percent. At home. still they are being paid at a much lower rate. then only the mother is being hold responsible for it. Torture by Husband: Wife beating is the most commonly occurring act of domestic violence in Bangladesh. But discrimination has also played its part in terms of education. Work place: As more women are entering the workforce. the Dhaka University teacher who lost eyesight following torture by her husband. Each and every citizen has the same right to have education. it is difficult for a woman to get paid employment and when they do they are being discriminated in terms of wages. much lower than that of men 61.0.Education: Education is the backbone of the nation. on June 5. And if the couple does not have a baby.

Addressing attitudes and customs that promote or condone the practice is vital to changing the acceptable age for marriage. hierarchies and prejudices linked to the tradition of child marriage. customs and practices: Ending child marriage is challenging because even parents who understand its negative impact may find it hard to resist economic and societal pressures and traditions. . Human rights-based development and education programs can create dynamics leading to a change in customs. Capacity of families and communities: Community-level women¶s organizations need support to act as effective advocates and educators.RECOMMENDATIONS: Attitudes.

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