Vikram and Neha
Technology and parenting
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sad condition of Indian women
percentage of Indian girls who are married before the age of 18 (International Center for Research on Women, 2010).
maternal deaths recorded in 2010 (UN Population Fund).
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).
increase in crimes against women between 2010 and last year (National Crime Records Bureau in India).
estimate of number of girls aborted in India in the past three decades (The Lancet, 2011).
There are now just 914 girls to 1,000 boys in India thanks to female feticide (Indian census, 2011).
number of Indian women murdered last year for not providing a sufficient dowry (National Crime Records Bureau).
female literacy rate; male literacy rate is 82.14 percent (2011 census).
Why India is no place for women
", Taipei Times.