Gender Equality and Communication

8 Pages Posted: 30 May 2019

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Dr.Lata Padekar

Loknete Yashwantrao Chavan Vidyaniketan

Date Written: May 24, 2019


In ancient time there were many Rishi and Sadhus who taught many virtues about peaceful life, but at the same time, Gargee and Maitrayee were too brilliant ladies, who made our literature rich and strong enough. That means they were educated nicely with their parents. Here we could mention the part of gender equality. In thirteen century at the time of Chakradhar, Saint Dnyandev and Saint Namdev, all three gave enough space to women as a part of Women Empowerment. In the 16th Century, Chhatrapati Shivray treated all women in with great honor. Here men & women respect each other but it happened very rarely and not all times; and the question of gender equality occurred. Gender Equality means all genders should enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities & protections. But if we have a look over the society, despite many national & international affirming their human rights, women have less access to property ownership, credit, training & employment. Although there are lots of rules & laws to protect against gender equality, the mentality of society is not changing accordingly. In the Indian Constitution and even in the preamble it is clearly mentioned about Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity to all; the question of Gender Equality is arising all time and all where. For this, the very important role which is known as the fourth pillar of democracy, that is Media means ways of communication are very important. Here Printing media, broadcasting media, and Digital media have to play their roles more effectively than before to achieve the goal of gender equality.

Keywords: Gender Equality, Communication, Media Ethics, Third gender, Feminism, The Constitution, Democracy

Suggested Citation

Padekar, Dr.Lata, Gender Equality and Communication (May 24, 2019). International Conference on Media Ethics 2019. Available at SSRN: or

Dr.Lata Padekar (Contact Author)

Loknete Yashwantrao Chavan Vidyaniketan ( email )


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