By Saroj Swain
12 Nov 2012
India is a male-dominated country and here women have always been a part of harassment and domination. But still after all the hurdles in their way they have come up with lighting and bright powers in today's scenario.
Women are the powerful entities and they are always being a brave fighter in the battle of life. Women have proved that they are no longer at loss in any of the fields and they are versatile.
Indian women are playing active part in strengthening the country's democratic institutions. "Increasing representation for women in Parliament and other legislative bodies and their active participation in election is an example of women empowerment in the country.
I think that special powers and stringent laws should be implemented to save women from increasing day by day crimes.. No doubt women enjoy equal status with men but still there is a question of women safety. Till this day parents don`t prefer that their girls should work at night but still a lot of women work which is a good thing but still are apprehending.. Hope that one day this fear of safety will overcome.
India today is at the cusp of a paradigm change in its growth and its position in the world. We need to think big and scale up rapidly in each and every area, be it education, infrastructure, industry, financial services or equality of both genders. For around two centuries, social reformers and missionaries in India have endeavored to bring women out of confines in which centuries of traditions had kept them. According to the 2001 Census, the percentage of female literacy in the country is 54% up from 9% 1951.
In Shakespeare's works, many female characters are portrayed as being manipulated, if not controlled outright by the men in their lives as fathers, uncles, suitors, husbands. Therefore, Shakespeare's works appear to send mixed singles regarding the notion of female empowerment. Empowerment has multiple, interrelated and interdependent dimensions economic, social, cultural and political. It can be understood in relation to resources, perceptions.
But what does women empowerment mean? Women empowerment generally has five components : firstly, women's sense of self worth; secondly, their right to have the power of control their own lives, both within and outside home; and lastly, their ability to influence the direction of social change to create a just social and economic order nationally, internationally and universally.
Educational attainment and economic participation are they key constituents in ensuring the empowerment of women. Educational attainment is essential for empowering women in all spheres of society, for without education of comparable quality and content given to boys and men, updated with existing knowledge and relevant to current needs, women will be able to have access to well-paid formal sector jobs and advance with men. The economic empowerment of women is a vital element of strong economic growth in any country.
Empowering women enhances their ability to influence changes and to create a better society. Under my livelihood project of World Bank, I have just tried to do some attempts by empowering them through the aquaculture practices and I am happy that the village women have started getting income for their livelihood. Few women portraits are putting together, those who have empowered with income. Hope you all like it and provide your valuable comments.