Walk to Equality: Ensuring safety and
empowerment of women
Empowerment is the process which enables one to gain
power,authority and influence over others,institutions or
society.Empowerment is probably the totality of the
1.Having decision-making power of one's own.
2.Having access to information and resources for taking
3.Having positive thinking on the ability to make change.
4.Ability to learn skills for improving one's personal or group
So, In short, empowerment is the process that allows one
to gain the knowledge, skill-sets and attitude needed to
cope with the changing world and the circumstances in
which one lives.
“EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
NOT JUST A GOAL IN ITSELF,
BUT KEY TO ALL GLOBAL
Since the ancient times when King’s were said to
have as many as 200 wives, the social evils like
sati, female infanticide, dowry and child marriage
have been haunting the Indian Society.
The prevalence of such fanatical practices is not
only a sin but a matter of national shame.
Since Independence concrete efforts have been
made for the upliftment of women and to educate
them on important issues of social, economic,
political, legal cadre.
HOW DID IT BEGAN ??
Women upliftment and empowerment in India first
received National and International recognition when
the Indira Gandhi’s Government launched the Indira
Mahila Yojana and when the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) incorporated the
issue of Women Upliftment as one of its primary
Rise in literacy rate..
It is noticed that the female literacy rate during the
period 1991-2001 increased by 14.87% whereas male
literacy rate rose by 11.72%. Hence the female literacy
rate actually increased by 3.15% more compared to male
Increase in sex ratio
Sex Ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000
Sex Ratio is an important social indicator to measure the
extent of prevailing equity between males and
females.According to the Census of India, 2001, the sex
ratio of India stands at 933. This is a marginal
improvement from the 1991 Census, which had
recorded 927 females for every 1000 males.
The status of women in India has been subject to
many great changes over the past few millennia.
From a largely unknown status in ancient times
through the low points of the medieval period, to
the promotion of equal rights by many reformers,
the history of women in India has been eventful.
The empowerment of
women occurs in reality,
when women achieve
increased control and
participation in decision
making that leads to their
better access to resources,
and therefore, improved
Women in India now participate in all activities such as education,
politics, media, art and culture, service sectors, science and
technology, etc. eg. Sheila Dixit (Chief Minister of Delhi)
Pratibha Devisingh Patil (first woman President of the Republic of
It has been rightly said that :-
”When a woman can plan her family,
she can plan the rest of her life. When
she is healthy, she can be more
You don’t have to be shades
of grey; You can stand out
and shine bright