Why we talk about women empowerment only and not men empowerment? Why women need empowerment and why not men? Women make almost 50% of the total population of the world. Then why this large section of the society needs empowerment? They are not in minority category thus as to require special treatment. Biologically speaking, it is a proven fact that female is superior to male. Then the question arises that why we are debating the topic ‘Women Empowerment’?
What is Women Empowerment?
It’s not that just by providing an equal category to women or promoting gender equality would unpick all the problems but the most essential feature is that a woman of our society should be provided with that much freedom so that they are free from all the social, moral and religious limitations and get an opportunity to evolve themselves so that they can take decisions for not only their own betterment but for the upliftment of the society as a whole.
There is no doubt that the importance of women have strongly evolved with the times. There was a time when she was restricted to be just a puppet in the hands of a male dominating society, but now she is creating a niche for herself at all the spheres, and the credit should wisely go to our forefathers, who fought for the dignity of women, abolished the evil practices like Sati Pratha. Similarly several other social reformers such as Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Swami Vivekananda, Acharya Vinoba Bhave and many others worked for the upliftment of women in India. For instance, the Widow Remarriage Act of 1856 was the result of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s movement for improving the conditions of widows.
What Constitution of India says about Women Empowerment?
India’s Constitution makers and our elderly people in society were very particular to provide equal rights to both women and men. The Constitution of India is one of the finest equality documents in the world. It provides provisions to secure equality in general and gender equality in particular. Various articles in the Constitution safeguard women’s rights by putting them at par with men socially, politically and economically
The Preamble to the Constitution of India assures justice, social, economic and political; equality of status and opportunity and dignity to the individual. Thus it treats both men and women equal.
Conclusion and Suggestions
At the end, they are trying to find their own place under the sun and it is a heartening sign. Their participation in employment in government and private sector is appreciable.