Journal article Open Access
Sulbha Ulhas Patil
Gender inequality has adverse effects on all sectors. The attitude towards women is traditional and religious. In India, only 25 percent of girls between the ages of 18 and 23 are pursuing higher education. It should be noted that the GER of girls is 25.4%. If the number of women in higher education increases then the family, society, and the country will develop in a real sense. Half of the population of this country are women. Also, the economic and social status of the society and the country remains very poor. Due to this gender-based reason, domestic violence, abortion, and rape are on the rise. In 2018, there were 1,03,272 cases of domestic violence in India. Therefore, in order to improve this situation, equal and adequate access to educational opportunities for all is essential from the point of view of democracy and humanity. Conclusion according to the present research Some concrete measures must be taken consciously. The following can be suggested - In order to increase the standard of higher education, it is necessary to increase the number of scholarships, travel, increase the number of hostel schemes, implement 'Beti Bachao Abhiyan' and eliminate the shortcomings in them. According to him, reforms at all levels of family, society, and government will help in eliminating gender-based discrimination in Indian society and building a truly healthy, developed, and egalitarian society.