Need for Women`s Empowerment in India


By Mithun Dey

In this contemporary world, women need to gain the same amount of power that men have. Now, it is time to forget that men are the only holders of power. In India, women are still facing different obstacles in male-dominated cultures. The things are related to women’s status and their future. However, I believe that Indian women are slowly getting empowerment in the sectors like education, politics, the work force and even more power within their own households. The worth of civilization can be arbitrated by the place given to women in the society.

Today, women are busy running in the presidential campaign. The work force is covered with intellectual women who currently hold the CEO positions at large companies which were never held by Indian women in long ago. In our country, women have reached a long way eventually and have discovered a new path for them to come. Women rights are human rights. The concept of feminism is very vogue. Feminist usually deals out balky attention. Women’s right and changes effort to win equality for women have containing women`s suffrage, feminism, women`s property rights, equal opportunity in work and education, and equal pay. Now, the future of women is seeking out.

More, we have come across a more image of gender differences. Each year, we notice that the headline as “Girls outshine boys” in CBSE, ICSE and State Board results as well. It arrests us showing that girls are now more confident of getting better-paid professional jobs than their flagging male counterparts. Clearly, there is an excellent amount of reason for the girls to be more confident than boys and this is because of their remarkable academic feat around the nation. This achievement of girls is an absolute reversal of what would have been expected a generation ago. This is likely to steer to higher-income jobs.

But, an upsetting place still remains for Indian women is the negative sexual attention that women often receive. Indian societies have received notoriety for being unsafe for women. Whereby the fair sex is not only being hassled, stalked and raped but incidents of immoral trafficking also are very high. Add to this the heinous practice of female feticide and infanticide wherein nearly 10 million baby girls have been killed in the last twenty years alone. In fact, the level of atrocities against women is an indicator of the coercion of our society and underscores that we are a suppressed society. Clearly, safety is an obsolete word in today’s India.

It is the duty of law enforcement agencies to prevent crimes against women but they fail to solve this scourge alone. Teamwork by people is the key to eradicating this menace. People must come forward to help in rooting out such social evils. Law enforcing agencies cannot work alone. When the people are dynamic in their drive against crimes, the police cannot remain a mute spectator though they are supposed to be the protectors of citizens. They will be forced to dispense their bounden duties. Youth should be motivated to be socially responsible and protect women. This is the need of the hour. Everyone must think of changing society. If we all abide by the rules, women in our cities will surely be safer.

In India, women are devalued traditionally and the men are normative reified. According to Hindu mythology, the word ‘Ardhanarishvara’ meaning “The Lord whose half is a woman”. What is the value of a man without a woman? We shouldn’t forget that there are many temples in our country devoted to the Goddesses and men also use to visit the temples for worshiping them. We need both male and female each other. We must work all together and both needs each other to survive and flourish.

I do think that women should also be in place of man in today’s society. As they are now highly qualified, make remarkable contributions to the economy through their paid work. They work in a wide variety of professions around the country from teachers and secretaries to welders and doctors to machine operators and child care workers too.

These days, women have established themselves that they are equal to men. They have now forsaken their homely image and are making a major contribution to global innovation of the country. They are working in different fields with man by doing hard work.

It is said that women are the pillars of the economy of the world. We just need to think that women particularly from India who purchase the precious ornaments like gold, diamond, silver, platinum and et al. They also pay money for cosmetics items which brings livelihood to millions. They have the most imperative role of the family who keep it together.


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