International Women’s Day 2021in India

Land of the cursed

March 8, 2021

/ By / New Delhi

March 8 marks International Women’s Day to celebrate women and their achievements. However, in India, despite many promises and a little progress, women continue to face serious gender discrimination and challenges, often even for survival even before they are born.

For a country that is home to the second largest population of women in the world, the women in India have continued to suffer from rampant discrimination in all aspects of life, right from gender selection before birth to continued severe restrictions on access to education, nutrition, health, employment, safety and every other right that men take for granted.

And despite increasing awareness and several policies focused on bringing about gender parity, India’s performance in numerous global indices on gender equality continued to deteriorate.