By Dr. Manisha
Empowering women in India is very necessary to bring gender equality or we can say that gender equality is very necessary to empower women. Our country is still a developing country and economic status of our country is very bad and patriarchy is the main reason for women’s plight since last many centuries. Men do not know that women are the half power of this country and combining to male can form full power of the country. The day when the full power of the country would start working, no other country would be more powerful than the India. Men are not knowing how powerful Indian women are.
It is very necessary for all Indian men to understand the power of women and let them go ahead to make themselves independent and power of the family and country. Gender equality is the first step to bring women empowerment in India. Men should not think that women are made only to handle household chores or take responsibility of home and family. Instead, both (men and women) are responsible for everything of the daily routine. Men too need to understand their responsibility of home and family so that women get ample time for their progress. There are so many laws for empowering women however few are effective. It is not the responsibility of our government only, it is the responsibility of each and every Indian. Every Indian need to change their mind towards women and strictly follow all the rules made for women empowerment.
The only rule can do nothing, everyone needs to understand the theme of rules, why rules are made, why women empowerment is so necessary for our country and other questions. There is a need to change the way of our thinking about women. Women need to be given full freedom, it is their birthright. Women too need to change their mindset and never think that they are weak, instead, they need to think that they have same power like men and can do anything better than men. They can be physically powerful also by learning yoga, martial arts, kung fu, karate, etc as their safety measures. Women empowerment is the vital tool for advancing development in the country. It also would help in reducing poverty by improving health and productivity within families and communities as well as providing the better chance to the next generation.
There are many social issues making women backward in India such as gender-based violence, reproductive health inequities, economic discrimination, harmful traditional practices, other pervasive and persistent forms of inequality. Women are bearing enormous hardship from the ancient time in India. There are many private and government organizations and institutions supporting women empowerment, promoting policymaking, promoting gender-sensitive data collection, improving women’s health awareness and expanding their independence in the society. Despite such supports and human rights, women are still dependent and a lot needs to be done.
The reality is women are much stronger than men and women can handle problem more efficiently. It doesn’t mean women should ask for sympathy from other people that she has not been given equal opportunity as men. Rather women should break the shackles of patriarchy and prove themselves.Women empowerment is the only panacea to many of the problems our society faces today such as dowry, illiteracy, poverty etc. Empowered women mean empowered families, empowered society and in turn empowered country in all respects. So all parts, sections, and functions of the society should be aware of this and actively work towards it.