The chapter begins with the concept of rural locality which is defined in various forms on the basis of geographical location and demographic structure. It also explains how women play a key role in developing the structure and function of rural communities with special reference to agricultural productivity. In spite of so much effort and scarifies, rural women, still, confront a lot of hurdles to avail the access to better health, education, and sustainable livelihood. In this connection, various social determinants like gender inequality, starvation, nonavailability of basic nutrients, etc. are described in detail, on the basis of social exclusion, disparity, aging issues, domestic violence, and health problem like obstetric and reproduction.
Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development Volume 2: Social, Economic, and Health Disparities of Rural Women, 2022, Pages 1-42