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Women empowerment

  1. 1. WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
  2. 2. DEFINITION “EMPOWERMENT” 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4.  Strengthening legal systems aimed at elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.  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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN.  Poverty Eradication  Micro credit  Women and Agriculture  Women and Industry
  7. 7. SOCIAl EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN.  Education.  Health  Nutrition  Drinking water and sanitation.  Rights of the Girl child.
  8. 8. POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT  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 legislatures.
  9. 9. LEGISLATION  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 and unorganized.  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.
  10. 10. WOMEN SELF- HELP GROUPS (SHG s)  SHG members abide the principle of saying NO to child marriages, domestic violence and wasteful expenditures.  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.
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION  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 (CEDAW) in1993.  Convention on Rights of the Child.
  12. 12.  SUMMARY & CONCLUSION  THEORY APPLICATION  JOURNAL REFERANCE

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