Gender Equality Analysis

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Need of gender equality for sustainable development. Gender equality is also a key driver of the degree of self-reported well-being and happiness across the world and life satisfaction increases over time as gender equality increases (Veenhoven, 2011 and 2012). An enabling legal and policy environment has long been identified as critical to improving women’s economic and social outcomes (OECD Development Centre, 2010 and World Bank, 2011). According to Jones (2010), “While recent decades have seen unprecedented numbers of girls succeeding in education, women entering the paid workforce and running successful businesses, patterns of gender inequality continue to persist. Social institutions can help explain what is stopping women and girls…show more content…
At national and state level, there are two bodies to cater gender equality issues, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) and the National Commission for Women (NCW). NCW is a national apex statutory body constituted in 1992 for safeguarding and protecting the rights of women. MWCD gives Stree Shakti Puraskar annually in six categories to promote gender equality. These are Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Kannagi Award, Mata Jijabai Award, Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award, Rani Lakshmi Bai Award and Rani Rudramma Devi. Government of India is currently running 37 schemes under different…show more content…
• Self -Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers • Mahilasamakhya Working Women’s Hostel • Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche • Scheme of Marketing Development of Tribal Products/Produce For Rehabilitation and development • National Mission for Empowerment of Women • Swadhar- A scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances • Gender Budgeting Scheme • Panchayat Mahila Evam Yuva Shakti Abhiyan For Legal & Political Empowerment • Ujjawala Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration • Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana - A Conditional Maternity Benefit Scheme • Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls Sabla • Financial Assistance and Support Services to Victims Of Rape • Leadership Development of Minority Women Scheme For Education Empowerment • District Primary Education Programme • Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education • National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level • Eklavya Model Residential School • Establishment of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas • Upgradation Of Merit Of Sc/St Students • Central Sector Scholarship Of Top Class Education For Sc Students • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme For Sc/St • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha

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