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Women Empowerment in India

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 196-200

Keywords : Women Empowerment; Education; Gender Gap; Honour Killings; Patriarchal Society;

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Women empowerment is not a new concept and its need was sensed much earlier, even before independence. Not only in India but all over the world women have faced atrocities and thus since the beginning of its history they have been challenging gender inequalities. The struggles for women empowerment have also been supported by many men who have been outraged at injustice against women in society. Women empowerment has become a much raised and discussed topic around the globe. But why is it necessary and why are we trying to fill this gender gap Why are women not given that equality level and trust in the society Why even in the 21st century women still have to run for their rights In India, women have always been a victim of honour killings. They have been bereft of basic rights for proper education and freedom for years. In this male dominated and patriarchal society, they face violence, abuse and other ill treatment. Empowerment of women is essential to have the bright future in family, society and country. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru had said that to awaken the people, first awaken the women need to be awakened, because once a woman has been awakened then the whole nation and family gets awakened with her. I believe a woman is a most powerful creature in this living earth. Not only she compromises her family, but in the time of need, she tends to have such energy to make things go in a right way whether the cost to it is they themselves. The aim of women empowerment is providing strength to them. The condition and status of women is somehow improving in our society but it is still not up to the mark. They still face gender inequalities and many other atrocities whose scale differs for different class and region of people. Women empowerment helps women to look upon their lives as a confident being. It encourages women to stand and fight for their rights and live a worthy life. There is not a radical but a little bit of change in the mindset of people that are allowing women to walk on the pathway of development. Women are leaving no stones unturned to prove themselves to the world and despite many hurdles, they turn out to achieve respectable and notable positions. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. Women empowerment can be defined in very simple words that it is making women powerful so that they can take their own decisions regarding their lives and well being in the family and society. It is empowering women to make them able to get their real rights in the society. Dr. Sultan Singh Jaswal "Women Empowerment in India" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-1 , December 2019, URL: Paper URL:

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