Gender Pay Gap Resulting In Mental Disorders In Women
SME World|April 2021
Women in the country have to deal with a plethora of complex issues that range from social stigmas related to their work to inhibited access to education. The societal norms often force women to take care of domestic needs, as a result of which they often need to stay at home and look after the family. Girl children belonging to the lower strata of the society often fail to get proper education and those who do make it to school are often pulled out owing to a financial crisis in the family. An Oxfam report published recently stated that over 23 million Indian girls drop out of school every year because of a shortage of menstrual hygiene management facilities and toilets in school.
Prakriti Poddar

A Complex Combination of Factors

The imbalanced system not only leaves women vulnerable but sets them back economically. These issues are further complemented by discrimination and safety at work. Almost 60% of working women in the country face discrimination at their workplace and 86% of women think of safety as a crucial factor when it comes to choosing a job, according to a survey conducted by Monster.com.

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