Monday, September 27, 2010
[IWS] INDIA: WOMEN and MEN in INDIA 2010--12TH ISSUE [June 2010]
IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
Government of India
Central Statistics Office
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Women and Men in India 2010
12th Issue [June 2010]
The publication ‘Women and Men in India’ presents a holistic view of the situation of women in India. It delineates the strides made and the challenges that persist in relation to the violence against women, economic and political empowerment, disaster preparedness, health, education etc. In the Beijing Declaration adopted in the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), participating Governments "determined to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women everywhere in the interest of all humanity". Government of India too, recognizes that development can’t be sustainable nor equitable unless it accounts for gender, and women in particular would be the worst casualties of such unfair progress. It is well known that women’s issues are complex, not easily recognized and often reflect conditions of grievous social evils. In developing countries like India women contribute to local and national development in a very big way despite being under-nourished, underpaid and over-worked. Furthermore, when one takes into account the multiple roles of women, one tends to ignore women’s non-domestic roles working double-shifts with their unpaid domestic work.
The CSO has endeavored to focus in this publication on such crucial statistical indicators of socio-economic relevance as are deemed best in portraying Gender inequality, gender bias and gender discrimination. The engendered statistical tables of these indicators provide footprints of progress of the country for tracking by national and international agencies. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has been bringing out this publication on a regular basis since 1995. The current issue of "Women & Men in India" which is 12th in the series, follows the issue of the publication for the year 2007. The year of this issue corresponds with the year of release of the publication and contains data upto 2009 for some of the statistical indicators. Similarly, subsequent issues will correspond with their year of release.
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