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Why do we need Women Empowerment and How to Achieve this Goal of Empowering Women.

The first question arises in our mind, what is women empowerment and why it is needed?


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first of all, you should have in your knowledge, women empowerment is process or method through which any women reconcile the way she was treated in this century and also from previous one, in this purpose women are supposed to do the things without any stop or barrier and without any discrimination.

They are building their community to empower the other women, who suffer from any kind of discrimination based on gender or any facility.

so for empowering the women,  both the government and non-governmental agencies are working together and also on their bases.

These agencies have been trying to push ahead with the various programs targeted to impart education, better health care to women and provide them with an opportunity to participate in the process of decision- making at home and in the society at large scale.

The 73rd Amendment to the Indian constitution in 1993 was a major landmark in this direction. The amendment made a provision for reservation of seats for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes proportionate to their population in the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)

But more than six decades after independence, shackles remain tightly bound around women's feet.
It begins at birth as the evidence of female foeticide and gender bias in the prosperous state of Panjab, Haryana, Delhi and continue through the unremarkable stories of rape, dowry deaths, biased healthcare, discrimination the workplace and also in their society, sexual harassment, and molestation.

The United Nations in the 1980s, summed up the burden of this inequality, Women account for half of the world's population, do 2/3rd of the world's work, earn 1/10th of world's income and 1/100th of world,s property.

Some percentages of women all around the world :

a) Out of 1.33 billion poor in the world, 70% are women.

b) Women have only 10.5% of the total seats in the World's Parliament.

c) Out of the world's 1 billion illiterate, 66% are women.

d) Out of the 78% of 27 million refugees are women and children in the world.

e)  21 million unsafe or unsecured abortions are operated every year resulting in the deaths of         70,000 women.

f) The value of women's unpaid housework and community work is estimated at 35% of GDP        worldwide.

g) Women in rural areas produce more than 56% of all the food grown in developing countries.

h) The 2/3rd of 135 billion children worldwide, who are out of schools, are girls.


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Female illiteracy and Education

Presently, only 73% of children were in school at the age of 15. The decline rate was high enough among girls and SC & ST children. in rural areas that have a remarkable illiteracy rate such as Andhra Pradesh, there have been successful programmes launched or implemented, such as the creation of women's thrift cooperatives, the DWCRA programme and the South Asia poverty alleviation programme.

Female infanticide and female foeticide

some glaring points about girl child in India are:

1. On average the total infant mortality cases, 59% are girls.

2. 49.99% girl are married before attaining the legal marriage age of 18 years. in low-income communities

3. All around 50% of girls of a total number drop out before reaching class VI.

4. There are more girls than boys as child labourers. A number of girls children are trafficked for prostitution( 3 million female sex workers,35.49% of them enter before age of 18 years) as well as for domestic help. Highest child labour is among STs and Muslims followed by SCs.

5. The killing of girl foetus is a rampage in wealthy states such as Haryana, Panjab, Delhi
with India's sex ratio for girls bring 98 0ver 1000 boys, according to the 2011 census.
other than 125 cases of foeticide were registered in 2006.

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Conclusion

Empowerment of women essential for the development of any society, community or groups, and also for human right and development.


so as one of my concerns women are no less than in any expect to man . so they also use the internet to empower other women, those who are facing difficulties in their life as being a woman. they just started with youtube, twitter, facebook etc as a platform to raise their voice against discrimination.

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