Why Are Female Suicide Rates In India So High?

Why Are Female Suicide Rates In India So High?

Nearly 2 in 5 female suicides are Indian. Are ‘lazy men’ a cause of exceptionally high female suicide rates in India? John Iadarola and Nilanjana Bhowmick break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/

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"If Indian men did just a little more housework they could save thousands of women’s lives and potentially add 16 percent to the country’s GDP.
India’s long-hidden gender crisis is out in the open now. Thousands of women have been killing themselves in India consistently since the 1990s. Despite occasional reports or studies, not much has been done about it.

Last week, a Lancet study put it down in black and white. Nearly two in every five women in the world who kill themselves are Indian. Most of these women are married, below the age of 35.

The report said India holds over 17 percent of the global population in 2016, but accounted for over 36 percent of the global suicide deaths among women. “The proportion of global suicide deaths in India has increased since 1990 for both sexes, but more for women than for men,” the report stated.

In fact, more than 20,000 housewives have been killing themselves in India every year since 1997. In 2009, more than 25,000 housewives killed themselves. In 2013, the leap was almost double.

According to India’s national crime records bureau a total number of 44,256, 42,521 and 42,088 women committed suicide during 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively."

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