P045
Gender inequality: victimization of women in global context in tradition and modernity

Convenors:
Vibha Agnihotri (Nari Siksha Niketan PG College, Lucknow University)
Chair:
Dr Vibha Agnihotri
Discussant:
Dr Sarika Shukla
Location:
302
Start time:
15 May, 2014 at 17:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Modernity presents new arenas for social change to interact with tradition and modernity. This panel seeks to examine,from a gendered social problems,the varied ways in which society and community negotiate emerging and enduring social issues.

Long abstract:

The panel seeks to examine gendered social problems. The construction and implications of the notion of social problems in both policy and everyday life will also be placed under scrutiny. Who decides what social problems are and how they should or should not be dealt with? Inspite of processes of globalization and modernization gender victimization is still a major weakness of globalized world. Gender determines the power relation and resource allocation between the two sexes. It connotes that gender creates differences,which are specific to a given culture. These differences often work to the disadvantage of women. These inequalities get ramified into various forms of vulnerabilities to status of women regarding quality of life.The pace of social change in India has accelerated in recent years because of globalization trends but the problem of gender inequality in India has revealed as a new dimension despite the various political, social , economic and cultural movements. There is lack of development and upliftment of women as an entire class. The panel will evaluate how such gender inequalities have been created and reproduced in various levels. The factor that underlay gender inequality will be thoroughly examined. Women in India are commonly portrait as among the most oppressed and majority of them are grounded in triple level of subjugation; gender, poverty, patriarchy and if they belong to lower caste of the society the problem enhances.