Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2016)
Women empowerment through education in India since independence
Author(s): Rajesh Kumar
Abstract: Empowerment means the upliftment of the groups or community socially, economically and politically through various means like political, economic, social and educational participation. In our country Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. A woman is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and from fear. Empowering women is also an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation. Gender gap exists regarding access to education and employment. Household decision making power and freedom of movement of women vary considerably with their age, education and employment status. It is found that acceptance of unequal gender norms by women are still prevailing in the society. The objectives of this research paper is to understand the problem and perspective of Women Empowerment, and attempt to analyze the status of women empowerment in India using various indicators like women‘s household decision making power, legal Policies for Women Empowerment, Role of Judiciary and also Awareness.