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5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words)

Topic:   Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words)

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Why this question:

A report compiled by Equal Measures 2030, found that not a single country is on track to achieve gender equality by 2030; India ranked 95th out of 129 countries. Thus makes it important for us to analyse the UN goal of gender equality by 2030.

Key demand of the question:

One has to elucidate on the progress being made by India on gender equality front. Discuss the challenges and concerns associated while suggesting way forward.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief throw light on the UN goal of gender equality by 2030.

Body:

Since gender inequality constitutes one of the history’s most persistent and widespread forms of injustice, eliminating it will call for one of history’s biggest movements for change. Women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Explain the Indian scenario. 

Why is gender equality important? Its relationship with development of the country?

UN Goal 5 and India – quote facts and explain the current status of India.

Discuss solutions on this front.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need for holistic and multi-pronged approach.