“A country or a community, in which women are not honoured, cannot be considered as civilized” – M.K. Gandhi. This indicates how the role of women tonsociety has been contemplated by people over years. Women’s development forms the grassroots of social development. Women comprise a major share in terms of contribution to socirso for prosperity and wealth. The man without women is like an eye without vision. It is an divine equation, which esteems eternity of women where we can feel the ethereal of motherhood.
Gender equality is human right. A women is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from desire and from fear. Empowering women is also an essential tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. It also contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation. Yet discrimination against women includes – gender based violence, economic discrimination, reproductive health inequities and harmful traditional practices – remains most prevasive and persistent form of inequality.
In Indian mythology, status of women was always adjudged with high honour so that women were even worshipped. Extraordinary courage and remarkable participation of womens in indian freedom struggle, throws such light light on the potential and strength of women. Women of Madhya Pradesh, India have made their presence felt effectively in all the fields in wake of efforts for women welfare. During few years women have been given equal rights and decision making opportunity in every field in M.P., India. In panchayats and urban bodies, there is 50 percent reservation of women playing responsibility in governance in the states. Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Kishori Balika Diwas, Gaon ki Beti, Pratinha Kiran and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao mission are few step taken by state and central govt. for empowering women.
Economic desparities partly because much of unpaid work within families and communities fall on shoulders of women and because they face discrimination in the economic sphere. Higher level of women’s education are strongly associated with both lower infant mortality and lower fertility, as well as with higher levels of education and economic opportunity for their children. Laws against domestic violence are often not enforced on behalf of women. Require strategic intervention at all levels. Poor women do more ubpaid work, work longer hours, and may accept degrading working conditions during time of crisis, just to ensure that their family survives.
At last it can be concluded that education is one of most important means of empowering women with knowledge, akills, and self confidence necessary to participate fully in development process and stand parallel to men. From lower to distinguished designations, women have proved that any opportunity given to them could be completed successfully in any field. India had world’s 2nd Women Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi and Ms. Vijaylakshmi Pandit as 1st women president of the UN General Assembly.
“To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” —Hillary Clinton in her 2016 concession speech.