India, which is a conglomerate of diverse ethnic, linguistic and geographical features, today is at the cusp of a paradigm change in its growth and its position in the world. However, India is even known for its sobriquet ‘male-chauvinistic nation’. Indian myths describe our country as ‘Mother India’ who is a woman that serves as the mother of every Indian. Famous American novelist of 19th century, Louisa May Alcott correctly opines- “When women are the advisor, the Lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if fails, they generously give herself the whole”. The need for Women Empowerment was felt in India long back. Raja Rammohan Roy, the religious, social, and educational reformer and ‘the maker of Modern India’, demanded inheritance property rights for Women, gave tremendous effort to abolish the defunct custom ‘Sati’, the Hindu funeral practice.
Key figure of Bengali Renaissance, Iswarchandra Vidyasagar , championed the uplift of the status of women in India. Jyotirao Phule, Pearicharan Sarkar etc. also fought for uplift of women. Later, Mahatma Gandhi had announced at the Second round table conference that his aim was to establish a political society in India, in which women would enjoy the same rights as men and the teeming millions of India would be ensures dignity and justice-social, economic and political. I would like to peep into the past when the stature of women as destroyed. They were treated as chattel in the early Roman society. In France, they were termed as half-soul creatures responsible for the destruction of society. The Chinese considered them as devil’s soul. Japanese men preferred to live unmarried lives. Before the advent of Islam, Arabs buried their daughters alive considering them as a sign of disgrace. In this way, they deprived women of their due place.
Most men view themselves as being the superior life-form in society. They justify this belief by saying that they are stronger and more capable; thus, making them more qualified for the more important roles in society. They place themselves on pedestals and force women to believe in their own inferiority to men and their incapability to excel educationally, politically, economically and domestically. Women are more perfectionists in the power to create, nurture and transform.’ Today, women are emerging as leaders in growing range of fields. be it aeronautics, medicine, space, engineering, law, politics, education, business…you just name the profession and they are there, all that needed in today’s world in their empowerment “Study after study has shown us that when women are fully empowered and engaged, all of society benefits.
“Only in this way can we successfully take on the enormous challenges confronting our world – from conflict resolution and peace building and reaching all the other Millennium Development Goals. Women empowerment is very important for the progress and development of any nation. ADVANTAGES OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ARE:-
-NEXT GENERATION WILL BE EMPOWERED BECAUSE OF HER
-IF WOMAN WILL BE EMPOWERED SHE WILL NOT BE A BURDEN ON ANYONE
-FINANCIAL BURDEN OF MAN CAN BE SHARED WITH HER SUPPORT
-FAMILY CAN BE MORE STRONG BECAUSE OF BOTH WORKING HANDS
Women empowerment can help in the progress and development of society but the thing is that for this woman need support of the family and her upcoming relations. If the women will be supported in fulfilling her goals so in this way she can be proved more useful member of the society. All things are not in favors of women but still we have to admit it that the typical trends for women are changing and now they are allowed to work. Alas an empowered man makes a generation but, an empowered woman make a nation.