Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

                      Women empowerment, referring to the empowerment of women in our present society, has become a significant topic of discussion in regards to development and economics. It can also point to approaches regarding other marginald genders in a particular political or social context.

The Internet as a tool of empowerment

The growing access of the web in the late 20th century, has allowed women to empower themselves by using various tools on the Internet. With the introduction of the World Wide Web, women have begun to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to start online activism

Barriers to the empowerment of women

Many of the barriers to women’s empowerment and equity lie ingrained in cultural norms. Many women feel these pressures, while others have become accustomed to being treated inferior to men. Even if men, legislators, NGOs, etc. are aware of the benefits women’s empowerment and participation can have, many are scared of disrupting the status quo and continue to let societal norms get in the way of development

Measuring women empowerment

Women empowerment can be measured through the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM), which shows women’s participation in a given nation, both politically and economically. GEM is calculated by tracking “the share of seats in parliament held by women; of female legislators, senior officials and managers; and of female profession and technical workers; and the gender disparity in earned income, reflecting economic independence.”

Women Empowerment in India

Measuring women empowerment

In India, there are still illiterate and poor village women financially dependent on their family members, even though they are hard working and have their own abilities to be financially self-dependent.

Role of Women empowerment for societies

Entire nations, businesses, communities, and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment. Empowermentis one of the main procedural concerns when addressing human rights and development.

Economic benefits of women empowerment

Most women across the globe rely on the informal work sector for an income. If women were empowered to do more and be more, the possibility for economic growth becomes apparent. Empowering women in developing countries is essential to reduce global poverty since women represent most of the world’s poor population. Eliminating a significant part of a nation’s work force on the sole basis of gender can have detrimental effects on the economy of that nation.

By:-Anju Negi
B.Ed -fourth sem(session2015-17)
Uttaranchal College of Education (UCE)

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