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India

The status and condition of women in India reflects the cultural and economic diversity of the country. Gender-related indicators of development show that women fare better in southern than in northern India. To counter population growth, the need to increase women's access to healthcare and education is now increasingly viewed as more effective than simple fertility control techniques. Discriminations linked to religion, caste, and tribal identity exacerbate the consequences of gender-based inequalities and this has led to a range of women's organizations playing an active role in reshaping legal and societal norms.

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