Women Empowerment


The most famous saying said by the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is “To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves”. In India, to empower the women, first it needs to kill all the demons killing women’s rights and values in the society such as dowry system, illiteracy, sexual harassment, inequality, domestic violence against women, rape, prostitution other issues.

Each year we celebrate International Women’s day on March 8th with a determination to commemorate the achievements of women, and to acknowledge the special status they deserve in society. The significant question is what difference has it made to the position of women? Have women become really strong, and have their long term struggles ended?

Various steps have been taken by the government to prevent such abuses and to empower women. Criminal laws against sati, dowry, ‘eve teasing’, rape and other offences relating to women have been enacted in addition to civil laws. The year 2001 has been declared as the ‘women empowerment year’ by the Government of India and 24th January as the National Girl Child Day.

Though women have progressed in a number of ways, yet looking from a wider perspective, the situation remains same. Empowerment is about bringing out the positive inner being of a person and maximizing it as much as possible. More and more non-governmental organizations should come and issue not only funds but give guidelines of how to empower other women. The main agenda on focus in days such as women day, women’s day, women’s day activities is to empower girls at an early stage.


Certainly, many people taken women empowerment in wrong way. Women empowerment is not about giving each freedom to them but it is like giving them better education, make them strong by physically and mentally too. Women are being more conscious about their health, education, career, job and responsibilities towards family, society and country. They are taking part in the every area and showing their great interest in each field. Finally, after long years of hard struggle they are getting their rights to go ahead on the right track.

Through women empowerment, it can be possible to change the male dominated country into the equally dominated country of rich economy. Empowering wom

en may easily help to grow each and every member of the family without any extra effort. A woman is considered to be responsible for everything in the family so she can better solve all the problems from her own end. Empowerment of the women would automatically bring empowerment of everyone.

Empowering women and thus rebuilding the society would take the nation on a path of greater development, as Swami Vivekananda says, “Countries and Nations which do not respect women have never become great nor will ever be in future”.


4 thoughts on “Women Empowerment

  1. To be frank nowadays women empowerment and feminism are issues that are being over hyped where the true meaning is lost. Little is being done and more is being shown.
    If these definitions are told to a villager they would fly over his head. To deal with slum dwellers, villagers, hawkers and illiterate people we need to take a different approach. For them print ads on women, television documentaries and movies with such messages are insignificant.
    Not only them, but i also point this question to the literate and elite class of people
    ” to what extent is feminism really understood? Is this a genuine effort or simply a hype?”

    P.S.: i mean no offence here. But i have come across such negativity around.

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      • Instead of empowerment isn’t equality a better phrase?
        Owing to the condition of women today,there’s a dire need for a change in the system. Much needed for the development of nation.
        These things for me are inculcated in someone’s behavior right from childhood.
        What about the people who are still handcuffed by the old traditions, customs and beliefs?
        Education is a way to eradicate this issue. But then what about the educated folks who present hypocrisy? Lest to say i was really shocked at ‘nirbhaya’s documentary’ especially with the lawyers’ thoughts.

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      • Yes you are correct. We can phrase it as equality. Well i personally feel people should change their mind for women. This is major need of today. From uneducated person to highly educated person they always treat women as unequal to them. I really feel sad after nirbhaya’s incident. What will education do in this destructive kind of mind people? I personally feel women should be educated but with that every women should learn art of defence. Only she can make change in this society. She must protect herself. That’s why i said in women empowerment, women should make strong herself physically as well as mentally. It’s a need for today.

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