When I was a child, I did not get the opportunity to study. When I heard that they were going to start literacy classes in our village, I felt very happy.
The Plight of Women in India
Women in India remain one of the most disadvantaged groups in society. This is especially true in slums, rural villages, and tribal areas. India has a tribal population of over 84 million people.
Overall, 55% of women are literate versus 77% of men. In tribal areas, just over 12% of women are literate. In slums, almost all women are illiterate.