International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March 2018)

Role of Ethics in Providing in Sustainable Solutions to Gender Issues in Developing Countries

Authors: Dr. Asha Gupta

Pages: 46-48


In developing countries, ethics relating to gender issues is continuing to enhance in complexity. This is due to differential historical backgrounds, educational level, perception of sexual issues, traditions, rituals, attitudes, customs and the resultant behavior. Religion, caste, peer pressures have further added to this. Discussion of sexual issues is a taboo and is not considered as a cultured and sophisticated behavior. Violence, aggression, injustice, poverty, lack of education is largely responsible for aberrant behavior. Security, safety and proper development of girl child has become a major issue. Psychologists, clinicians, educationists, planners, administrator and enforcement agencies see gender issues and ethical behavior differently. Scientific and technological research has its own effect. New ways of marital relationships have caused fissions in society. LGBTgroups, ‘Live in’relationships have shattered the established institutions of marriage. Equality of sexes and gender issues do not look at the seriousness of trading of girl child, call girl rackets, high profile ‘Rave Parties’until some calamity occurs. HIV-AIDS, STD and other forms of physical, mental and behavioral disorders afflict a significant section of youth. Tantries, Pseudo Saints, self styled God-Men and their conduct vis- a- vis girls / women raises serious ethical issues. Various forms of assisted reproductive technologies like IVF, ICSI, SURROGACY, SPERM / OVUM / EMBRYO BANKS AND CLONING have sprung up as new shock waves for every society. Political, religious, social leaders consider that they are the forerunners of uncontrollable problems in both the oriental and occidental world. It can be likened to a volcano of unlimited impact and unassisted consequence. Since these technologies are gaining ground need to evolve a structured National Policy. A model for handling ethical problems relating to gender issues vis-à-vis emerging technologies and dynamic changes in the thought processes and of action programs will be presented.