Because of the social and educational status of women around the world, females are generally the ones who suffer through poverty.
"At the same time that women produce 75 to 90 percent of food crops in the world, they are responsible for the running of households. According to the United Nations, in no country in the world do men come anywhere close to women in the amount of time spent in housework."
Women in India are not given equal rights, they face many struggles on a daily basis. Indian women are often blamed for some of the shortcomings of society; they are told that if they were raped or abused that it was their own fault. Stereotypical gender roles are often very prominent in Indian households, schools, and government.