Men and Women, both have equal capacities to carry their work efficiently. We all see how hard toady’s women are working in order to find their piece of pie. But as we know this too, the discrimination stays. Men are paid much more than women despite same roles and the same amount of work done. More so, working women not only handle work but also their homes and families.
It’s been almost 30 years since the law mandating equal law opportunities for men and women both was introduce. It aimed at ridding of the gender-based discrimination in recruitment, promotion and treatment of workers.
There has been a steady rise in the participation of women in work, worldwide, and some of the obsolete stereotypes, practices and outright discrimination against women in the workplace have either disappeared or been reduced. A 1999 amendment legally banned such discrimination, while subsequent revisions have also prohibited indirect forms of discrimination in promotion as well as unfair treatment for reasons involving marriage, pregnancy and childbirth. Prior to the law, many companies hired men and women both for different roles to play wherein men took charge of the primary roles and women were given the roles of assistants.
Despite the fact that the rate of literacy is rising for women in India, India today has lower levels of women’s workforce participation than many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Not only is there a huge gender gap in terms of employment in the labour force but also the kinds of work women take up. A large number of women are still engaged in rural agricultural activities.
One of the biggest barriers that prevent women from engaging in the marketing is societal. Even though a lot of parents are willing to educate their daughters, letting their daughters work outside of the home is very much culturally hard to digest. For those women who are able to overcome such societal norms are have another obstacle in their way which involves structural constraints making it difficult to them for to break into better-paying and stable jobs.
In urban areas, where the education level is higher and there is more income, women usually give up their jobs after they have children. Women in India continue to shoulder the burden of childcare at the same time that many employers fail to provide adequate maternity and childcare support to working mothers.
Gender diversity has increased significantly in the 21st-century workforce as more women have entered the workplace. Some stats show that there are many places where there ha=s been a great rise in gender equality, while others show that there should be more attention paid to provide equal rights to both genders. This discrimination impacts women negatively along with this; it has a significant impact on the countries economy and development as a whole.
And no matter how much we try and justify it is us that are responsible. We ourselves need to make sure that we do not carry such acts of discrimination no matter what. Women work much harder than men and we need to know that they have the capacity of doing so much more.
Along with education, bringing more and more women into the workforce is also another way to address patriarchal norms and their issues of gender discrimination and violence prevalent in the society.