Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sad condition of Indian women

Shameful statistics:

45 percent: percentage of Indian girls who are married before the age of 18 (International Center for Research on Women, 2010).
56,000: maternal deaths recorded in 2010 (UN Population Fund).
52 percent: percentage of adolescent girls who think it’s justifiable for a man to beat his wife. For boys, the figure is 57 percent (UNICEF, 2012).
7.1 percent: increase in crimes against women between 2010 and last year (National Crime Records Bureau in India).
12 million: estimate of number of girls aborted in India in the past three decades (The Lancet, 2011).
914: There are now just 914 girls to 1,000 boys in India thanks to female feticide (Indian census, 2011).
8,618: number of Indian women murdered last year for not providing a sufficient dowry (National Crime Records Bureau).
65.46 percent: female literacy rate; male literacy rate is 82.14 percent (2011 census).

Courtesy: "Why India is no place for women", Taipei Times.

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