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1 Women’s Rights South Asia

2 Objectives Identify the causes and effects of gender inequality in India Analyze map statistics of countries with high and low rates of discrimination Define arranged marriage Identify the different types of violence suffered by women in South Asia and discuss cases of violence Identify Education statistics in South Asia

3 Warm up How did the partition of the Indian subcontinent ignite conflict?

4 T-P-S: Brainstorming List examples of gender inequality in South Asia that you are aware of.

5 Gender Inequality Law ▫ Indian constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex ▫Hindu Succession Act Reality ▫Sex-selective abortions  3-6million in the last decade in India  914:1000 ▫Women deprived of inheritance Women seen as the creator, but needs to be guided by men ▫Belong to their father, brother, then husband ▫Son’s wife comes into their family

6 Map Analysis

7 Arranged Marriage Hindu The marriage is arranged by the parents of the bride and groom ▫Within caste Dowry ▫Prohibited in % of Indian women ages are married Muslims Polygamy legal Men’s family search for a suitable female Not to marry = shame

8 Violence 7.1% nationwide hike in crimes against women (India) Honor Killing ▫accused of offending family’s ‘honor’ and is killed to restore the ‘honor’ which has supposedly been lost through her behavior. Gang Rapes & Rape ▫New Delhi Uni student 6/12 ▫Punjab women marry her rapist? ▫Claims increased 25% ( ) ▫26% cases tried end with conviction ▫4/10 cases reported

9 Education- South Asia ~estimated 22.9 million children out of school ▫Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Barriers ▫Family poverty ▫Weak legal frameworks ▫Uneven access ▫Safety and security Malala ▫Activist for women’s rights and education in Pakistan ▫Shot by Taliban ▫Continues the fight

10 Closure How do customs influence gender inequality in South Asia? Can there ever be equality? Why or why not.


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