In India there are much discussions on this issue but practically we need to change much more for women empowerment. There is a need of changing the perspective about ’empowered women’ in our country.
1. A single mother raising her child is an empowered women. 2. A women supporting her family is an empowered women. 3. A daily wager women earning for the livelihood of the family is an empowered women. 4. A girl doing studies against the will of her parent is an empowered women. 5. A women doing daily chores of the household is an empowered women.
According to the survey agency of United Nations, nearly 50% of the womens in India don’t have a bank account, same proportion of women don’t have a mobile phone in India. Another survey claims that the impact of gender equality in 2025 in India is estimated to be US$700 billions. In other words, there gender equality can increase the GDP of our country by a massive 27%.
It’s saddening to know that a country where umpteen number of female goddess are worshipped, a love affair is suicidal for women. In the same country a girl can’t go to school for studies. Smoking makes a women slut. A women can’t laugh out loud. And in the same country 94% of the rape victims know the rapist. A rape case takes years for final judgement.
Therefore, there is great need of women empowerment in India at micro and meso level, in order to make India a country where woman can stand head to head with men.