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IGeneral Information Sexism is the belief that rights and roles in society should be governed by ones sex Throughout history sexism has been male- driven accompanied by the belief in the inferiority of women The State of World Population Report 2000 states that each year women undergo an estimated 50 million abortions 20 million of which are unsafe resulting in the deaths of 78000 women and the suffering of millions more At least one in three women has been beaten forced into sex or abused in some way One in four is abused during pregnancy At least 60 million girls mostly in Asia are listed as missing as a result of infanticide neglect or other factors and as many as 5000 women and girls are murdered each year in so-called honor killings by members of their own families In addition the report said some 2 million girls aged 5-15 join the sex trade each year Girls and women all over the world are still rountinely denied access to education and health care The report by the UN Population Fund said that discrimination and violence against women remain firmly rooted in the cultures around the world stopping many from reaching their full potential IISexism in India Passed down from one generation to the next ideas about real men and a womans place are instilled at an early age and are difficult to change State of World Population Report 2000- World Health Organization World Bank and UN agencies and surveys Sexism and discrimination against women are found predominantly in the traditional male-dominated Hindu India About 80 of women in India live at or below a minimal subsistence level Indian women strive not for gender equality but sadly for their sole survival Every hour - two Dalits are assaulted Every day - three Dalit women are raped two Dalits are murdered and two Dalit houses are burnt - DALIT The Black Untouchables
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