Women suffer sex based violence throughout their life cycle .Pre-Birth there is sex selective abortion; battering during pregnancy (emotional and physical effects on the woman; effects on birth outcome); coerced pregnancy. In Infancy sex based infanticide; emotional and physical abuse; differential access to food and medical care can be seen. In Girlhood, child marriage; genital mutilation; sexual abuse by strangers and family members; differential access to food and medical care; child prostitution are getting common. During Adolescence dating and courtship violence; economically coerced sex; sexual abuse in the workplace; rape and sexual harassment are seen. Women are forced for prostitution. Similarly in Reproductive Age and elderly age, women are raped; abused for dowry and murdered. Partner homicide; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; sexual harassment; forced abortion are all done with women. Thus women are always discriminated from men and are abused socially and sexually. They are given lesser opportunities than men in every field.
From web to death females are facing lots of discrimination against them. Some of them are
Abortion of female gravida with the help of scanning.
Feoticide (By giving liquid extract from cactus / opuntia, giving raw paddy to new born female baby, by pressing the face by pillow or by breaking the female baby’s neck)
Not giving enough and nutritious food
Not allowing to go to school (Denial of education)
Not giving needy health care while in ill health
Eve teasing, Rape and Sexual harassment
Divorce, Destitution even for silly or without any reason.
Causes of Gender Discrimination
The causes of gender discrimination are
On the name of family history
Customs and beliefs
Family situation and
Like male or even above them female plays important role in the family and national development. But her contribution is not recognized by the male dominant society.