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Gender Discrimination in community Participation for Slum Development Programmes: A Case Study of Slum Women in Silchar Town

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar, District Cachar, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 86-89, July,14 (2015)


In any developmental and welfare activity, participation of people from all sections of society is very essential. People’s participation irrespective of caste, class, religion and gender is currently recognized as a pivotal element of welfare programmes. But it is a dream for a bulk section of our society, particularly those who are having lower position in social strata, to participate in welfare programmes. Gender discrimination is a common practice in all most all society and discrimination is also observed in women’s participation for developmental programmes. This practice also prevails among slums residing in towns and cities of our nation. This paper highlights participation of slum women in slum development programmes in Silchar town of North-East India.


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