Empowerment refers to increasing in
the spiritual, social, economic strength
of individuals and communities. It often
involves the empowered developing
confidence in their own capacities.
GOALS & OBJECTICES
Creating an environment through positive and
social policies for full development of women to
enable them to realize their full potential.
Enjoyment of all fundamental and human rights
by women on equal basis with men (political,
economic, social, cultural and civil).
Equal access to women to health care, quality
education at all levels, employment,
occupational health and safety, social security.
Strengthening legal systems aimed at
elimination of all forms of discrimination against
Elimination of discrimination and all forms of
violence against women and girl child.
Changing societal attitudes and community
practices by active participation and
involvement of both men and women.
Building and strengthening partnerships with
civil society, particularly women organizations.
JUDICIAL LEGAL SYSTEMS
The Indian government has passed various
legislations to safeguard constitutional rights to
women. The legislative measure include,
The Hindu marriage Act ( 1955 )
The Hindu succession Act( 1956)
Dowry prohibition Act ( 1961)
Medical termination of pregnancy Act(1971)
Equal remuneration Act (1976)
Child marriage restraint Act(1976).
Immoral trafficking ( prevention ) Act. 1986
Pre natal diagnostic technique ( regulation and
prevention of measure) Act 1994.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF
Women and Agriculture
Women and Industry
SOCIAl EMPOWERMENT OF
Drinking water and sanitation.
Rights of the Girl child.
The 73 and 74 rd Amendments( 1993) to the
constitution of India provided for reservation of
seats in the local bodies of panchayats and
municipalities for women.
Another constitutional amendment (84th
constitutional amendment Act 1998) reserving
33percentage seats in parliament and state
Strict enforcement of all relevant provisions and
speedy redressal of grievances will be ensured.
Measures to prevent and punish sexual
harassment at the work place both in organized
Minimum wages Act.
Women's cells in police stations , women police
stations and courts to eliminate violence and
atrocities against women.
Right information programmes on all aspects of
legal rights, human rights and other
entitlements of women.
WOMEN SELF- HELP GROUPS (SHG s)
SHG members abide the principle of saying NO to
child marriages, domestic violence and wasteful
SHG hold regular weekly meetings by discussing and
sharing broad social, legal, political and economic
issues that affect their lives, Women's rights in the
case of domestic violence.
The women discuss family planning the number of
children they should have and spacing between births.
They should not hesitate to take up difficulties like
domestic violence, trafficking of women and children.
This will aim at implementation of
international obligations/ commitments in
all sectors on empowerment of women
such as the Convention of Elimination of
All forms of Discrimination Against Women
Convention on Rights of the Child.