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Activism, Urbanization & Agrarian Reform

1. What are the major restrictions causing women to have fewer educational opportunities and
lower literacy rates than men in LDCs?

2. Explain GEM with examples.

3. What are the differences in the role of women in economy between urban and rural areas?

4. Explain the political activism of women at grass-root level with an example.

5. Explain the major types of agrarian reform with examples.

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Gender Education Opportunities in LDCs

LDCS or Least/less Developed Country/Countries is a form of classification that relegates countries that are poor, not fully industrialized and have problematic legal, social and economic systems to be at the bottom rung of the global socioeconomic scale. We also refer to them as the third world and they include countries like Chad, Laos, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Yemen, Peru and Mongolia (random examples). In these countries, the social organization has relegated specific social roles according to gender with patriarchy being the common social order. As such, there is a fine line between what men and women can do, with women relegated to task of housekeeping and child-rearing. Men are usually seen as the 'hope' of the family/social unit and are thus given the task of leadership which allows them more opportunities. So what are the barriers that prevent women from gaining education and skills-training? They can be summed up as follows:

1. Traditions - certain traditions and roles have relegated women to the household and to certain familial roles (i.e. motherhood and housekeeping),
2. Social/Religious - roles of leadership and patriarchy keep women from opportunities
3. Economic - with the absence of training and opportunities, women do not have the economic power to attain education.
4. Political - lack of economic and social voice detains women from having a political say in their future, especially with regards to education.
5. Resistance to Change - certain cultures and societies are very much resistant to change, including changing the outlook in relation to women and ...

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