(i) Gender division is a form of hierarchical social division based on social expectation and stereotypes.
(ii) Boys and girls are brought up to believe that the main responsibility of women is housework and bringing up children.
(iii) There is a sexual division of labour in most families where women do all the household chores and men work outside the home.
(iv) Majority of women do some paid work in addition to domestic labour both in rural and Urban areas but work is not valued and does not get recognition.
(v) Women constitute half of the humanity, their role in public life, especially politics is minimal in most societies.
(vi) In our country, women still lag behind men as ours is still a male-dominated patriarchal society. Women face disadvantage, discrimination and oppression in various ways.