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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Gender issues in Indian educational system: Digging beyond the obvious


Vevolu Khamo


Gender discrimination refers to the unequal treatment or opportunities of individuals based on their gender. This can take many forms, including discrimination in the workplace, in education, and in other areas of life. It can involve unequal pay, lack of access to education or other resources, or being subjected to violence or harassment because of one’s gender. India has failed to provide universalization of education as it remains under the stranglehold of major stratifications leading to discrimination. Early marriage, social discrimination, and lack of education infrastructure have resulted in 60 million girls missing out on primary education and the gender gap remains a problem in the country. The Indian government has expressed a strong commitment towards education for all but still projects one of the lowest female literacy rates in Asia as there are almost 300 million rate women in India. Gender inequality persists, as social and legal institutions do not guarantee women's equality in basic human rights. It is a major area of concern at the school level and the literacy questions remain the largest juggernaut in the Indian management of education.

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How to cite this article:
Vevolu Khamo. Gender issues in Indian educational system: Digging beyond the obvious. Int. J. Humanit. Educ. Res. 2023;5(2):07-12. DOI: 10.33545/26649799.2023.v5.i2a.49
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