COMMON SOCIAL ISSUES
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children
die each day due to poverty.
Around 27-28 percent of all children in
developing countries are estimated to
be underweight or stunted.
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st
century unable to read a book or sign
Infectious diseases continue to
blight the lives of the poor across the
Some 1.1 billion people in developing
countries have inadequate access to
water, and 2.6 billion lack basic
1.6 billion people — a quarter of
humanity — live without electricity.
Major social issues
Commercial sex workers
Women abuse is defined as
“any act of gender-based violence that
results in, or is likely to result in,
physical, sexual or psychological
harm or suffering to a woman,
whether occurring in public or
(Cited by Gomez, 1996)
Forms of women abuse
Domestic Violence in the Marital
Dowry Harassment and Bride Burning
Sexual Harassment at Work
Sale of Wife
Child abuse can
be defined as “a
variety of abnormal
which can take many
Statistics of child abuse
1.Two out of every three children
were physically abused.
2.Out of 69% children physically
abused 54.68% were boys.
3.Out of those children physically
abused in family situations, 88.6%
were physically abused by parents.
“A non-accidental act or
omission ,which undermines the
life, the physical and psychological
integrity of an older person or
harms the development of his/her
personality or damage his/her
Types of elderly abuse
Neglect and indifference
Solution for the problem
of elderly abuse
Care givers, social workers and
volunteers need to reach out to old
people who are neglected/abused.
Counseling should be given to
Counseling to elderly.
Girls are considered as burden in some families
even in this technological era. They prefer male
children to female children.
The united Nation says an estimated 2,000
unborn girls are aborted every day in India.
The government has enacted the pre-natal
diagnostic techniques act in 1994 ,the situation
far from improving ,further worsened.
It is ironic to see that maximum sex-selective
abortions are performed by lady doctors.
“Prostitution is defined as an
act of engaging in sexual
activity in exchange for money
False hope of
Influence of peer
Types of Prostitution:
Escort or out-call Prostitution
Change of rigid social customs
Social education &propaganda
Empowerment is a multi-faceted ,
multi-dimensional and multi-
Women’s empowerment is a
process in which women gain
greater share of control over
resources in the home, community,
society and nation to gain power.
means moving from a
position of enforced
powerlessness to one of
Problems faced by
Indicators of Women
1. Increase in self-esteem.
2. Increase in knowledge and awareness.
3. Increase in personal leisure time.
4.Change in roles and responsibility in family &
5. Visible decrease in violence on women and girls.
6. Increase in bargaining and negotiating power .
7. Increase access to and ability to gather information.
8. Positive changes in social attitudes.
9.Women's decision-making over her work and
Measures to Improve
Self Help Groups
Violence Control Measures
Ownership of Land
“Food adulteration is the
process of addition of an
impure, cheap or unnecessary
ingredient to cheat with,
cheapen or falsify a
which is or could be
employed for the
known as adulterant.
If the article sold is not of the nature, substance or
quality demanded by the purchaser.
If any inferior or cheaper substances has been
If any constituent of the article has been extracted.
If the article has been prepared, packed or kept
under unsanitary conditions.
If the article is obtained from a diseased animal.
If the article contain any prohibited preservative.
If the quality of the article falls below the prescribed
Using of substances for pleasure is
increasing day by day in the modern
society, as a mark of fashion.
The chronic usage of addictive
substances creates chronic physical
and psychological problems among
individuals and also has an impact on
can be defined as using
a drug in a way that it is
medical or social
norms and despite
Control of Substance
Provision of happy and healthy family life
Establishment of healthy parent-child
Provision of love and care to the children
Show interest towards the child’s activities
Offer counseling to the teenagers
Reduce the availability of drugs
Closely monitor the changes in the
behavior of an individual.
Early detection and treatment of
Establishment of de-addiction centers,
after care centers and day care centers.
Proper treatment and specific
therapies should be given to prevent
complication of disease.
Provision of treatment in the state
of severe dependence.
Provision of rehabilitation
measures for the drug addicts.
Involvement of family in the
restorative and rehabilitative
Involvement of social agencies for