“Empowerment refer to increasingthe spiritual, political, social,educational, gender, or economicstrength of individuals and communities.”
It means increasing the strength of awoman socially, economically, emotionally.
“Woman are worshiped as a goddess in India,But not given her true position.”The main problems that were faced by women in past days(and stilltoday up to some extent):•Gender discrimination•Woman education•Female infanticide•Dowry•Marriage in same caste and child marriage(still existing)•Atrocities on Women: With their age, they have been raped,kicked, killed, subdued & humiliated almost daily.
•NEW DELHI: Being equal to their male counterparts is still a far cry for Indianwomen. Not only are they marginal as public figures, an average Indian woman canhardly call the shots at home or outside.•In 2012, women occupied only eight out of 74 ministerial positions in the Unioncouncil of ministers. There were only two women judges out of 26 judges in theSupreme Court, and there were only 54 women judges out of 634 judges in varioushigh courts.•About 66% of the female population in rural area is unutilized. This is mainly due toexisting social customs.•In agriculture & animal care the women contribute 90% of the total work force.Women constitute almost half of the population, perform nearly 2/3 rd of its workhours, receive 1/10 th of the world’s income & own less than 1/100 th of the worldproperty.•Among the world’s 900 million illiterate people, women out number men two toone. 70% of people living in poverty are women. Lower sex ratio i.e. 933.
•Providing education•Self employment•Providing minimum needs like nutrition, health, sanitation, housing•Other than this, society should change the mentality of word “women”.• encouraging women to develop in their fields they are good at andmake a career.
Women empowerment videoThe various organizations working for women empowermentare:•Sarva shiksha abhiyan.•Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK):1992-93•Mahila Samridhi Yojna (MSY): Oct. 1993•Indira mahila Yojana (IMY): 1995•Women Entrepreneur DevelopmentProgramme: Given top priority in 1997-98.• Mahila samakhya: being implemented in about 9000villages.