Women Empowerment Must First

soniachopra
Posted September 20, 2020 from India
Need To Change Prospective towards Women Empowerment
Girl Empowerment Must First

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.

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 20
Sep 20

Hello my dear sister SMSF. Welcome to WorldPulse and thank you for sharing your story. Its so sad that this inequalities still exist against women in an alarming manner. Some of them exist in my Country too. Its so sickening. I stand with you that we must" Women empowerment Must First" Thanks my dear sister for raising your voice on this. You are doing the right thing love if we must attain generation equality.
Look forward to read from you again.
Hugs, Regina

valem
Sep 21
Sep 21

dear sister
welcome to the world pulse ,the platform which allow women to raise her voice without obstacles.thanks so much for your suggestion on what to in solving the issue of inequality.

ARREY- ECHI
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hello Sonia,
I hope you are doing well. Thank you for writing this.
I agreed with you that any woman involved in any sort of activitiy to better their lot in life is an empowered woman.

Also, this paragraph:

'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.'

raises a very serious food for thought. I have often wondered why this is so because I see how goddesses as women are reverred in Indian movies.

Keep writing.

Nini Mappo
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hello Sonia,
Welcome to World Pulse. Thank you for sharing on the ever current need of women empowerment. It is true that the more women recognise how empowered they are, the more change they create. It is also true that the more women recognise the need for continued empowerment, the more will be done to make that happen, because men may not necessarily see the need for it. That is why yours is an important voice to add to the chorus of the women at World Pulse, for ourselves and our sisters around the world.
Good on you.
Welcome to this sisterhood, and we look forward to getting to know you a bit more:)

Hello, Sonia,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from India is rising up.

Yes, you are an empowered woman! Thank you for speaking up about issues concerning women in the context of your country. It is truly ironic that India has a lot of goddesses and yet women are not treated well. Keep raising your voice, dear. Your pen is your power.
What a lovely photo you shared with us.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Andrace
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hi Sonia,
Hearty congratulations on your first post and a warm welcome to our sisterhood at World Pulse.

'Disheartening and really disappointing instances of inequality raised in this piece, where a woman is practically enslaved and reduced to a 'thing'. That's why I am so encouraged that you are shining star raising your voice against this injustice, because a nation can only thrive if that nation boasts of a very significant number of empowered women.

Loving hugs,
E. J.