Women Empowerment: Still A Need Of The Hour?
Mrs. Ankita Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor at Vivekananda Institute of
Professional Studies, GGSIPU.
Empowerment of women had been the talk of the town since decades to uplift the status of women in India. Post-Independence the aim of bring Gender Equality was enshrined in the Constitution of India but even after several decades we have not been able to achieve our aim. Though we have come a long way and have been able to climb few steps of the ladder but our destination is still miles aways. What is required is empowering those backward classes of women who are way behind in terms of empowerment. The need is to bring about a balance in already empowered women and classes of women who are still not empowered. The schemes relating to adult education, enhancing skills, generating employment should be specifically targeted towards classes of backward women who are in dire need of the same. Empowerment of all classes of women is required for the complete women empowerment. There are various laws enacted and polices for the empowerment of women but there is still a gap that needs to be addressed.
“It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing.”
- Swami Vivekanand