Social Problems and Evils

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Social evils come in the society when rights of the poor are not given to them. Social evils destroy the economy of the country. Social evil grows because of poverty and unemployment. When people find no source of income then they found only a way of earning through social evils. Social evil grows in the society like a diseased tree that no one has the courage to cut done.
Social Problems and Evils

Social Problems and Evils

Nepal is one of the underdeveloped countries of the world. There are different social problems and evils in the society. Social problems and evils are issues which affect the members of a society. A social problem is normally a term used to describe problems with a particular area or group of people in the world. Some of the common social evils would be alcoholism, racism, child abuse, etc. It also affects how people react to certain situations.
Social problems and evils are the things that would be considered harmful or dangerous to a society and community.

Caste Discrimination

Caste Discrimination
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Caste Discrimination was the root cause of the 'civil war' in Nepal. It is also one of the major social problems and evils of Nepal. The traditional thoughts that Brahmins, at the top and Dalits (labourers, cobblers, tailors) in the lowest position within the society, is the major cause of caste discrimination. The practice of untouchabilityis one example of discrimination against Dalits. Caste divisions cause problems in families, employment, marriage, and general social interaction. Unless caste system is eliminated from the society, there is no possibility of effective development of the country.

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Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination
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Fig: Gender Discrimination

In the context of Nepal, still many people consider women as weak in comparison to men. Many people still think that women are created to serve men. People still treat daughters as some commodities which can be traded among the people. Many people still believe that girls should not be educated. The parents aborting a baby girl is one of the main examples of gender discrimination in our society. Although there is a good law in our country, its implementation is not as effective as it should be.

Early Marriage and Dowry System

Early Marriage
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Fig: Early Marriage

Our societies are also suffering from the problem of early marriage and dowry system. There is a belief that grown-up daughters are not supposed to be kept in home for the too long time so their marriage is done in the early age, which causes mental and physical problems and then causes the pre-mature death of the mother. The problem of dowry system has become quite terrible in many parts of Nepal. When the demand of dowry are not met, the girl is sometimes burnt and thrashed to death by the family members. The reason why many parents don’t want to have daughters is that the parents don't have to face the dowry demand in her marriage.

Alcoholism

Alcoholism
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Fig:Alcoholism

Drinking of alcohol results in problems. It is also one of the social problems and evil of the country. The use of alcohol, smoking, addiction to drugs, is devouring the youth of the country. Some of them really don’t know the effects of such habits. If a man gets drunk, then he behaves uncontrollably. It affects the family, society and nation. The money isunnecessarilywasted. One who has surrendered to such bad habits is not aware of how it disturbs the psychology of the family members. Long-term misuse of alcohol can cause a wide range of mental health problems.

Corruption

Corruption
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Fig:Corruption

Corruption is a form of dishonesty or abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It is an illegal act of an office-holder. Corruption occurs when an office-holder or other government employee acts in an official capacity for the personal gain.
Corruption is a big problem of the society as well as nation. Corruption has trickled into both private and public sectors. Yet, fighting against corruption is difficult but not impossible. It requires a new order of incentive structures so that individuals change their behavior to think differently, show differently and act differently.

Child abuse

Child abuse
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Fig: Child abuse

Child abuse is doing something that results in harm to a child. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. It is also one of the social problems or evil of the society. Unemployment and financial difficulties are associated with increased rates of child abuse. Parents who physically abuse their spouses are more likely than others to physically abuse their children.

Poverty

Poverty
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Fig: Poverty

Poverty is the general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. It is also one of the social problems of the country. It refers the lack of means necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. It is also one of the social problems and evil of the country. To reduce poverty, modernization of agriculture such as fertilizers, to provide enough food to feed the population is required.

Deuki

Deuki
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Fig: Deuki

Deuki is an ancient custom practiced in the Far Western Region of Nepal, in which a young girl is offered to the local temple to gain the religious merit. After offering the girls to the temples, neither parents nor couples who bought them provide any financial assistance or have additional contact with deuki. This can result in various mental and physical problems.

Things to remember

 

  • Social evils are issues which affect members of a society.
  • Social evil is anything that could be considered harmful and dangerous to a society.

 

           

  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Many people still believe that girls should not be educated. Many consider them weak and incapable in comparison to men. They even consider women to be the cause of sorrow of men. Women do not even report such domestic violence to the local authorities and promote such evils silently. So, women are discriminated in our society.

Most of the religion stories say that women are created to serve men. They even consider women to be the cause of sorrow of men. They even consider women to be weak in comparison to men.

Dowry is the practice of giving money or some kinds of special gifts at the marriage of a daughter by the father to bridegroom’s family. It is a social problem of the country because when the demand of dowry are not met, the girl is sometimes burnt and thrashed to death by the family members. 

Deuki is an ancient custom practiced in the far western regions of Nepal, in which a young girl is offered to the local temple to gain the religious merit. This can result in various mental and physical problems.

Child abuse is doing something that results in harm to a child. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. Unemployment and financial difficulties are associated with increased rates of child abuse.

Corruption is an illegal act of an office-holder. It occurs when an office-holder or other government employee acts in an official capacity for the personal gain. As human is a social animal and greedy by nature, s/he may harm others when achieving the goal. So, corruption is a big problem of the society and nation.

A social problem is a term used to describe a problem with a particular area or group of people in the world.

Social problems and evils are the things that would be considered harmful or dangerous to a society and community. Some of the social problems of a country are listed below:

  1. Caste discrimination
  2. Gender discrimination
  3. Poverty
  4. Child abuse
  5. Alcoholism
  6. Corruption

If a man gets drunk then he behaves uncontrollably. It affects the family and money is wasted unnecessarily. One who has surrendered to such bad habits is not aware of how it disturbs the psychology of the family members as well as the people of the society. So, alcoholism is social problem of a society.

 

The two social problems that exist in our society are as follows:

  • Caste discrimination
  • Gender discrimination

 

 

Nepal is one of the underdeveloped countries of the world.

Poverty is the general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.

Following are some social problems of Nepal:

  • Cast discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Early marriage
  • Dowry system
  • Alcoholism
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