//Jesuit Response to Feminist Concerns in South Asia

Jesuit Response to Feminist Concerns in South Asia

South Asia remains a global hotspot where women are still considered second-class citizens: educationally backward, culturally suppressed, economically dependent and politically powerless. Discrimination against girls and women results in a high rate of female foeticide, infanticide, dowry deaths, honour killings, low rates in literacy and high rates of malnutrition and mortality. Crimes against women, especially violence against women in the form of rape, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic violence, trafficking and kidnapping are rampant.

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