1) “Poverty has a female face and economic crisis hits women the hardest”, provide for your concurrence with suitable justifications.(250 words)

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Topic:   poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) “Poverty has a female face and economic crisis hits women the hardest”, provide for your concurrence with suitable justifications.(250 words)

The hindu

Why this question:

The article captures a dismal picture of the conditions of women in the drought-stricken regions of Maharashtra and the toll that it has been taking especially on the women in the society.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must critically evaluate the relationship between poverty and women and how often the economic crisis hits women the hardest.

Directive:

Justify – here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon using suitable illustrations/case studies.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

State facts of the matter in the question.

Body:

Discussion should include the following: 

The burden of poverty weighs down heavier on girls and women in India than it does on the opposite sex.

Quote various reports that justify this fact like the United Nations report, called “Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

Take cues from the article and quote the case study of Beed in Maharashtra and explain the issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what needs to be done to overcome these major challenges prevalent in the Indian society.