Discrimination Against the Girl Child Quick Facts Female children in particular are subjected to multiple forms of oppression,exploitation, and discrimination due to their gender.
By Graham Peebles To be born poor in our world is to be born vulnerable and in danger of exploitation. To be born female and poor is to greatly intensify the risks. If you are born a girl to parents of tea-pickers in Assam in northeastern India earning as little as 1.
When Elaina Kujar was 14, she was trafficked to Delhi from the Lakhimpur district of Assam and spent four years as a sex slave. Trafficking of persons constitutes the third largest global organized crime after drugs and the arms trade and it is growing year on year.
It is a billion-dollar a year criminal enterprise fuelled by a poisonous cocktail of factors, including poverty, uneven development, corruption, gender discrimination, harmful traditional and cultural practices, and lack of political will to end it.
Poisonous hub of trafficking Almost 80 per cent of all worldwide trafficking is for sexual exploitation, with an estimated 1.
End trafficking in India and the worldwide epidemic in human suffering caused by this crime will be greatly reduced.
While the vast majority 90 per centremain within the country, moving from one state to another, some find their way to the Gulf states, as well as America and Europe. Among the reams of material on trafficking in India, there is a staggering government statistic that a child goes missing somewhere in the country every eight minutes.
Almost 35, children were officially reported missing in latest figuresover 11, of them were from West Bengal. However, it is thought only 30 per cent of cases are reported.
Sexual exploitation through sex tourism, child sex tourism, paedophilia and prostitution in places of religious pilgrimage and other tourist destinations are all on the increase.
Trafficking in India is a violent, complex issue fuelled by a range of factors: Women and girls are the main victims, trafficked for purposes of prostitution, forced marriage and domestic work, which often entails sexual abuse.
Gender discrimination is prevalent throughout India and sexual abuse of women in many parts of the country is widespread. These were the Delhi gang rape on a bus in the city of a 23 year-old physiotherapy student in Decemberwho subsequently died of her injuries, and the recent violent rape in Mumbai of a young intern photojournalist.
Rape is but the loudest of a range of atrocities women in India face. The BBC reports that police records from show kidnappings and abductions of women were up Forced marriages and infanticide In addition to trafficking for prostitution, girls and women are bought and sold into forced marriages in areas where there is a deficit of women and where practices such as wife swapping among brothers are reported due to female infanticide.
The dowry system that demands the parents of a bride pay substantial amounts to the groom is a major cause of female infanticide. We have to start saving for the dowry since the day a daughter is born.Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination: Theoretical and Empirical Overview John F.
Dovidio, Miles Hewstone, Peter Glick, and Victoria M. Esses ABSTRACT This chapter has two main objectives: to review inﬂuential ideas and ﬁndings in the literature and to .
I was also able to gain the opinion of a wide range of both men and women in relation to the topic of gender discrimination in the workplace.
Stratified random sampling was the method used in the distribution of my questionnaires as it was given to the working women in my community. Other Types of Discrimination Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA prohibit compensation discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
Unlike the EPA, there is no requirement under Title VII, the ADEA, or the ADA that the jobs must be substantially equal. This guide stresses the systematic causal analysis of gender inequality. The analytical questions raised and the readings listed consider why and how gender inequality arises, varies across and within societies, persists over generations, produces conformity by individuals and institutions, resists change, and sometimes changes dramatically.
Entertainment To Exploitation: A Psycho-Analysis Of Sexual Objectification Of Women In Films/Cinema 18 sexual objectification of women in films. Media. WORLD Policy Analysis Center presents actionable data on laws and policies in all U.N.
Member States that protect women from sexual harassment and discrimination in pay, promotions and/or demotions, and access to vocational training.