Females - the unequal equals

A world filled with amity and peace,

Earlier, all the communities living together didn’t cease.

It was just a matter of time

Laughs are now heard when gender inequality is called a crime.

It is our words and actions today, that as we speak, small brooks of tears trickle down the cheeks of a female. The gender community that instigated the origin of the homo – sapiens (humans), now sits in the corner of a dark, silent room, dormant and oppressed by most of the sloppy, ruling and irresponsible men. The males who have the will and the aspiration to stand out for women are outnumbered. Is it our physical appearance and emotions that make us superior or inferior, or is it the presence of the quality, that is now usually seen being trampled upon, to embrace how others are and appreciate them? Why has an alien, unprecedented and unreasonable barrier rooted itself between us?

A case study conducted in the first decade of the 21st Century, i.e. from 2000 to 2010, now brings in front of the eyes of all that in countries like India and China, the infant mortality rate of girls is 75% and 7% more than that of boys. Many parents regret getting the unperceived miracle of the girl child and choose to discard their child’s presence, rather than embracing it, in this so called – “Modern Era”. And this is right when education strikes in. Rather than nurturing and admiring the talent that resides in the females since birth, an obstacle is put in their path. This aggrandizes and increases the prevalence of the risks of sexual harassment, violence etc. against them. Even before the flight of the gender of unmatched potential, its wings are poked out.

Also, in large businesses and even in the film studios the actors are payed more than the actresses which portrays up a wrong message to the people, who think of them as their role models.

What has happened to this world that had been the river of life before humans stamped their presence on the surface of the Earth.

Astoundingly, the row of data that represents India in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum proclaims its rank as 87th among 144 countries, in respect to the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI). But still, it is the consequence of government activities that has abased its position, below from 108th!

These comprise movements that leave a person listening about them, staggering. These include the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) movement that ensures that there are no children whose hands turn out empty of resources, especially girls who are the most acutely affected. Even the programme that is well – smeared on the face of India, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme is being augmented through immense support that is being provisioned by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) and many other associated departments meant for Indian welfare.

The world may now be engulfed up in darkness but it will take a humungous effort from all of us to make gender equality a reality.

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