Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Facts and Figures

We have collected a few facts and figures from a few different online websites and documents which we would like to share with you today. The situation of Women and Girls and the plight for change.

Rajasthan holds the record for highest percentage of married females between the ages of 10 and 14, and has one of the lowest sex ratios in India.
Discrimination against women manifests itself in many forms that start even before birth. Sex selection, not celebrating the birth of female children girl-child, naming girls Mafi (Sorry) or Dhapu (Enough) and forcing them to drop out of school after primary level to assist at home are just some examples of this. The prevalence of child marriage and the dowry system, an insistence that girls keep purdah, domestic violence, and harassment of young girls by in-laws are also linked directly to gender inequality. Women are excluded from decision-making processes in their homes and communities, and traditional caste and community leadership structures do not encourage women to voice their grievances openly.

The condition of women in Rajasthan is pitiable in comparison to other states. Ours is among the worst states in the country for women. Infamous for child marriages, Rajasthan is among the states having worst sex ratios in the country . Here, women have to collect water from uncovered wells and cook food on firewood. Besides, the desert state also has the worst percentage of girls going to school in 15-17 age group. The women are not well employed too. The reproductive span of women here is second highest in the country.
Rajasthan not a place for women: Survey -

This Independence day the Trust's Women and Girls Empowerment Centres, Both the Sheerni and Laadli Boarding Homes with Volunteers and Staff went for a picnic at Mandore Garden, Jodhpur. A short video for your 

The status of adolescent girls’ education is a matter of great concern worldwide. For far too long, the right to an education has been denied to millions of girls, simply because they are girls. A recent UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) report indicates that of the 263 million children and adolescents not in school, 130 million are girls, mostly from developing countries, who confront the greatest challenges. Major barriers keep millions of girls out of school, denying them their right to lead lives of human dignity and equality. As an example, in rural India, girls must overcome the formidable obstacles of poverty, patriarchy, and child marriage to access their right to an education. 

"Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression."- Nelson Mandela
These Tragic Conditions Of Widows In India Are Truly Heartbreaking.
Ever heard the phrase 'Husband Eaters'? Well, this is what a lady is framed in India as when her husband dies. The condition of widows in India is really heart-wrenching. Though the 'Sati Pratha' has ended and widows don't have to throw themselves into the funeral fire of their husbands, still, they live a life that is really tough for them.When a lady in India loses her husband, she turns from 'she' to 'it'.
An interesting link below.

About 1 in 100 children in India under age 10 has autism, and nearly 1 in 8 has at least one neurodevelopmental condition.
According to the National Health and Family Survey 2015-16, around 35 per cent of children in India suffer from malnutrition. Nearly 35 per cent of Indian children are still underweight.
Some 174 children go missing every day. Only about 50% of them are ever found again. 
1.36 crore 'silent' calls received by Government Child Helpline in three years.
looking specially at the incidents of rape against children, an 82 percent increase in the number of cases in one year was reported in 2016.
An interesting article we share with you below.

Rajasthan–a state that has India’s fourth-lowest literacy rate.
Education crisis in Rajasthan, which recorded an overall literacy rate of 67%–less than Cameroon, Egypt and Ghana–and the country’s lowest female literacy rate (52.66%), according to Census 2011. Rajasthan’s female literacy rate is worse than the average for the Arab world and “fragile and conflict-affected” countries, according to World Bank data.
India’s seventh most populated state (68.5 million people), with 24% of its population between the ages of six and 14, Rajasthan also has many children out of school (5%), according to government data.
Rajasthan recorded the highest percentage of mothers across Indian states (69.7%) with no schooling, according to ASER 2014.
Full article available at 

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