Human rights violation- pertaining to discrimination of women.

Abstract: –

In this paper, we will be seeing the different types of human rights violations that are faced by women in India.  The issue is not a simple issue. It is one of the most concerning issues in the country right now. All forms include discrimination based on pay, discrimination based on personal and work life, facing sexual harassment. Now, this is very subjective discrimination but since this does happen in the workplace it is included as well. After all, the CEDAW says it should eliminate all forms of discrimination which includes sexual harassment. Before going into detail about each discrimination faced by women and the statistics it is better to get an idea of what this is. Discrimination faced by women is not a recent issue. This is an issue that has been going on for more than a decade.

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The first issue that will be discussed is the main form of discrimination which is them Being minorities. It is not surprising news that women are minorities compared to men and it will not be told that there is not one company that does not do that, but this shadow report is to talk about companies that have the problem after all that happens in the majority of the companies.  Like Muslims and Christians are minorities of the country, Women are the minorities of the company. It is very rare to see women be in a higher position in the company and it cannot be told that women were not capable of handling it after all the vice president of the U.S is from one of the smallest towns in south India. When something like that can happen then it cannot be denied that women being able to work for a higher position is not possible. So that cannot be used as an argument to say women are having low pay because of this. For example, when a woman gives an idea that is genuinely a good idea it would be ignored but when the same idea is put forward by a man it would be accepted. As per a report, only 12% of the board all over India in the corporate field is filled by women.

The next issue is obvious and cannot be ignored which is the pay gap. It is one of the most known issues all over the world. It is self-explanatory. The pay gap between women and men is different. Women earn less than men in that same position. The reasons that are justified for giving women low pay are not very convincing either. This is because of the general reservations in the mind of the higher-ups. People generally think that seeing that men can work even after working hours is not possible with women. Another reason is that women being in such a higher position is not advisable because the culture that used to be followed was after marriage women leave the job and when they get pregnant, they leave the job. But the defense for that is when people believe that something non-living like technology can evolve then why can’t people believe that someone who is living and capable of contributing to society can evolve?  The statistic shows that the only 3% of the companies are struggling with the pay gap but more than 50% of women are facing the problem in the government side.  What is ironic is that the government gives priority to people rather than the private company.  As for the statistical figures, Women earn 19% less than men in the working sector.Continue reading