GENDER EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO IN INDIA
Discrimination against women is widespread and systemic, and they are subject to exclusion in various spheres. Most women work in the informal economy, which is characterized by job insecurity, poor working conditions, and low pay. The persistence and reproduction of women’s exclusion are also supported by social norms and religious values. In many communities, traditional barriers still prevent women from going out of their homes to work. For some women, having primary or sole responsibility for household duties, including childcare, also prevents them from working outside their homes or areas of residence. The use of digital platforms is providing women with greater access to markets, knowledge, and more flexible working arrangements. In my work, I want to focus on the present condition of women in the Indian sub-continent as well as problems of participation of women in higher education in the Northeastern region of India from the Vedic to the modern age of digitalization using secondary data as well as primary data for my study.
Work, Digitalization, Childcare, Social Norms, Religious Values, Employment, Discrimination.