Women Of India: Developmental setbacks of gender inequity
Date of Award
Master of Liberal Studies
India; development; AIDS; gender; prostitution; inequity; inequality; rural; Women
This project examines rural Indian women and discusses the strong correlation between gender inequity and the setbacks that have crippled development. The embedded caste system has created a distinct social hierarchy, which has incidentally deprived women of their freedom and voice. Gender inequity and social stratification are direct causes of the AIDS epidemic, research revealing a contingency between lack of empowerment and exposure to the disease. Additionally, the HIV/AIDS virus carries a strong cultural stigma, which influences whether or not women will seek treatment if infected, since AIDS victims face extreme social isolation and discrimination, in India. This project discusses several cause-and-effect frameworks related to gender inequity, which have stunted the growth and success of India.
Trawick, Alicia, "Women Of India: Developmental setbacks of gender inequity" (2015). Global Affairs. 27.