The Challenges and Prospects of Women Empowerment

The Challenges and Prospects of Women Empowerment

What is Women Empowerment?

Women's empowermentis the process of empowering women. It may be defined in several ways, including accepting women's viewpoints or making an effort to seek them, raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, and training.

     Challenges of Women Empowerment

The major hurdles in the process of empowering women are loads of Problems that were faced by women in past days and still today up to some extent are Gender discrimination, Lack of Education, Female Infanticide, Financial Constraints, Family Responsibility, Low Mobility, Low ability to bear Risk, Low need for achievement, Absence of ambition for the achievement. Atrocities on Women such as Raped, Kicked, Killed, Subdued, humiliated, Deserted and divorced Women. Social stigma and the fear of abandonment by the family play a big role in women and girls’ ability or inability to access laws and policies to address sexual and physical violence.

Some other factors that pose the challenge in realizing women’s empowerment are Poverty, Health and Safety, Professional and household Inequality.

     Prospects of Women Empowerment

More than ever before, today’s young women have more choices and control in their lives. They had the most choices in education, the least in career choices. Women are touching heights in almost all fronts be it politics, science, technology, defense, administration and in society in general. This has become possible because of slowly changing social perspective towards women.

 In recent years, the traditional roles of women have undergone some changes due to economic needs, and some efforts were made to bring visibility and mainstream women’s contribution to the overall growth and development of society. The status of women has changed considerably. Women have made significant strides in all fields, although their number remains insignificant. 

Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil became first women president of India 12th President of India. Sakshi Malik became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal for wrestling at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 58 kg freestyle category and PV Sindhu bagged a silver medal at the 2016 Beijing Olympics in Badminton.

The Indian Government has paid special attention to women’s empowerment, and both the National Policy for Empowerment of Women (NPEW) 2001, as well as the 10th Five Year Plan, illustrate its commitment to women’s empowerment and welfare. The Government of India has initiated a number of schemes and Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has started so many Programmes for the empowerment of Women.

v    Conclusion

When women are empowered they get the right to speak up, get a proper education, have a fixed income, do not become victims of early child marriage or domestic violence and do not have to face harassment. Also when women will be empowered, they will have their daughters empowered as well. Women empowerment cannot be possible unless women come with and help to self-empower themselves or other women for which they will be paid back for their, support love and care to each other. Besides they will live in more developed and educated society.


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