DISCUSS THE LINK BETWEEN GENDER POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
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GENDER POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
In this article the author is going to explore the definition of gender, poverty and discrimination. A discussion on the link between gender poverty and discrimination will be explored.
Gender is the socially constructed attributes that are ascribed to people based on their biological sex differences. The word gender is used to describe the characteristics, roles and responsibilities of women and men, boys and girls, which are socially constructed.
(WHO Gender and Health: technical paper 1998) Gender is related to how we are perceived and expected to think and act as women and men because of the way society is organized, not because of our biological differences. Gender dynamics react to environmental changes in negative and positive ways.
Poverty describes a wide range of circumstances associated with need, hardship and lack of resources. Poverty can be defined as the lack of those things which are required by the human being to survive.
The poverty definition can also be stretched to an extent and saying that it is the lack of resources when required or something which is not there but it is required the most.
In many countries, including India, poverty is quite a big problem and it also gives an idea about the economy of the country. ‘James Gustave Speth-1998 Journal’ describes poverty as a denial of human rights.
Discrimination refers to the treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favour of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.
The Link between gender poverty and discrimination.