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Kvinnans roll i Indien: En kvalitativ studie om kvinnliga socialarbetares upplevelser av kvinnans roll i Indien

Persson, Lina LU and Kjellson, Linn LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to research how some female social workers in India, from a professional view, viewed the woman’s role and situation in India, since there are various laws against gender inequality. Research has shown that the implementation of the law, PWDVA, has not been sufficient, as some women still aren’t aware that the law exists. We wanted to find out if they, as professionals, think that the law has done any change for the women’s situation in India. We have done a qualitative study and interviewed six women in an organization in New Delhi, India. The women described that the society in India still has patriarchal values and therefore discrimination against women. We’ve been told about the difference in the gender roles,... (More)
The aim of this study was to research how some female social workers in India, from a professional view, viewed the woman’s role and situation in India, since there are various laws against gender inequality. Research has shown that the implementation of the law, PWDVA, has not been sufficient, as some women still aren’t aware that the law exists. We wanted to find out if they, as professionals, think that the law has done any change for the women’s situation in India. We have done a qualitative study and interviewed six women in an organization in New Delhi, India. The women described that the society in India still has patriarchal values and therefore discrimination against women. We’ve been told about the difference in the gender roles, and that it starts at an early age. What the women told us cannot generalize for all the women in India; it is only the experience of six women. We analyzed our data through gender studies and the conclusion of our survey is that the women have a specific gender role in India and are not as important as a man. Some of the women are working hard to change this, and some women are satisfied with their roles. The awareness levels of women’s rights are low, and therefore the women need to be sensitized. (Less)
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Persson, Lina LU and Kjellson, Linn LU
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SOPA63 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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könsroll, genus, women, India, discrimination, gender role, gender, diskriminering, Indien, kvinnor
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Swedish
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4464436
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2014-06-16 09:09:38
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to research how some female social workers in India, from a professional view, viewed the woman’s role and situation in India, since there are various laws against gender inequality. Research has shown that the implementation of the law, PWDVA, has not been sufficient, as some women still aren’t aware that the law exists. We wanted to find out if they, as professionals, think that the law has done any change for the women’s situation in India. We have done a qualitative study and interviewed six women in an organization in New Delhi, India. The women described that the society in India still has patriarchal values and therefore discrimination against women. We’ve been told about the difference in the gender roles, and that it starts at an early age. What the women told us cannot generalize for all the women in India; it is only the experience of six women. We analyzed our data through gender studies and the conclusion of our survey is that the women have a specific gender role in India and are not as important as a man. Some of the women are working hard to change this, and some women are satisfied with their roles. The awareness levels of women’s rights are low, and therefore the women need to be sensitized.},
  author       = {Persson, Lina and Kjellson, Linn},
  keyword      = {könsroll,genus,women,India,discrimination,gender role,gender,diskriminering,Indien,kvinnor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnans roll i Indien: En kvalitativ studie om kvinnliga socialarbetares upplevelser av kvinnans roll i Indien},
  year         = {2014},
}