A Short Summary: An Overview Of Women Empowerment In India

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SUMMARY

The problem with the country is that women are treated like gods, or at least said so, but as soon as you put a woman on the pedestal, you are already degrading her by putting her aside. It is high time that people realize that woman are not gods, woman are human beings. A woman is not just a mother, daughter, wife, sister, because if this is the case, what about the women who have no relation in this world? Should she cease to exist? No. Therefore, once women are treated as human beings just like men, there will be no need to empower them since by putting them aside men one has already given them the power. Thus road map for women empowerment is there but still we have miles to go on this path of empowerment. We hope that in coming
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Evaluation of Empowerment in India
5. Leaders of Change – The Notable Woman

INTRODUCTION

"A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." —Eleanor Roosevelt.
Women Empowerment: What does it actually mean?-When one uses the term empowerment with women it automatically implies that the so called “fairer sex” is subjugated in the society, which indeed is the ugly reality of the country in this 21st century. Women empowerment in literal terms means emancipation of women from the vicious grips of social, economical, political, caste and gender-based discrimination. It means granting women the freedom to make life choices. Women empowerment does not mean ‘deifying women’ rather it means replacing patriarchy with parity.
The parameters of women empowerment are:
• Raising self-esteem and self-confidence of women.
• Elimination of discrimination and all forms of violence against Women and girl child.
• Building and strengthening partnership with civil society Particularly women’s organisations.
• Enforcement of constitutional and legal provisions and Safe guarding rights of women.
• Building a positive image of women in the society and recognising Their contributions in social, economic and political
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• Women and Employment:
Employment empowers women by providing financial independence, alternative source of social identity and exposure to power structures. In each and every age group, the percentage of women employment is low compared to that of men in our country.

• Access to Resources:
Access to resources is important for economic freedom of women as freedom of movement is linked with their economic independence and also infuses with power and expands agency. The National Family Health Survey-3 has identified five important variables namely: knowledge of loan progrmme, get loan, having bank account, higher educational attainment and working outside as a measure of economic independence.

• Control Over Own Earnings:
In the context of women empowerment, it refers to increased control over their own lives, bodies and environment. Married men are more likely than married women to be involved in decisions about the use of their own earnings.

• Spousal Violence

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