What is there to write about women that has not been said until now?
Empowerment is central to the processes of maintaining the benefits of women at an individual, household, community and broader levels. It involves the action of boosting the status of women through literacy, education, training and raising. Hence, women’s empowerment is all about allowing and equipping women to make life-determining choices across different issues in the country.
We all know the ratio of girls is less as compared to boys in our country, and this is due to the orthodox mentality of society. In true sense, patriarchy has decided the course of women’s lives throughout ages.
The need for women empowerment arose because of the gender discrimination and male domination in the Indian society since ancient time. Wrong and old practices in the society from ancient times have taken the form of well-developed customs and traditions.
Women enjoyed a better position in the Rig-Vedic period which deteriorated in the Vedic civilization. Vedic civilization onwards, women were denied the right to education, right to widow remarriage, right to inheritance and ownership of property. Social evils like child marriage and dowry system worsen the situations more for women.
Women empowerment is not a new concept and its need was sensed much earlier, even before independence. Not only in India but all over the world women have faced atrocities and thus since the beginning of its history they have been challenging gender inequalities. The struggles for women empowerment have also been supported by many men who have been outraged at injustice against women in society.
Women empowerment has become a much raised and discussed topic around the globe. But why is it necessary and why are we trying to fill this gender gap? What is gender gap? Why are women not given that equality level and trust in the society. Why even in the 21st-century women still have to run for their rights?
In India, women have always been a victim of honour killings. They have been bereft of basic rights for proper education and freedom for years. In this male-dominated and patriarchal society, they face violence, abuse and other ill-treatment.
Gender inequality still prevails in India because of which women are maltreated not only by outsiders but by family members too.
Women no longer need men to rely on. They need support and society with right senses can only provide women with it. Nothing is beatable for a woman. All she needs is support and lots of love.
To eliminate all these evils from our society and to make our society a better place to live for both men and women, women empowerment is necessary because unless and until a place is not safe for all the members of society it can’t be a better place.
Women empowerment helps women to look upon their lives as a confident being. It encourages women to stand and fight for their rights and live a worthy life. There is not a radical but a little bit of change in the mind-set of people that are allowing women to walk on the pathway of development.
Women are leaving no stones unturned to prove themselves to the world and despite many hurdles, they turn out to achieve respectable and notable positions.
In conclusion, if we want to bring about women empowerment in the true sense, there is a dire need for the elimination of the male superiority and patriarchal mind-set.