Women in india consistently lag behind the men in terms of access to education, health care, jobs etc. apart from the economic and social inequality, women in india are victims of heinous crimes such as, dowry deaths, rape, molestation and immoral trafficking. as per the latest statistics;
- The female child sex ratio (0-6 years) is 914 per 1000 males
- Rural female literacy rate only 58% while rural male 78%
- Women employment in urban areas is only 13.9% while in rural areas is 29.9%. With the rise in poverty, many women are forced to work in very low end and low paid jobs.
- Employment of women in organized sector is less than 8%