In the Constitution of India you can see the principle of gender equality, however, it is not fulfilled in reality in the daily lives of women, with specific impact on those who live in extreme poverty. They are rejected even before they are born and then they face violence and discrimination in their working, social and political lives.
India is the country with the highest level of illiterate women in the world. More than 250 million women can’t read or write. They are denied access to education because it is an unnecessary economic burden. Simply because they are born girls, they are considered property of the family they marry into.
Promoting the role of girls and women, through education and training, is essential to fight against the discrimination that they suffer and to provide them with resources to help them to get out of the poverty cycle.
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