Women empowerment is one of the most
critical and essential things that everyone should support. It is when women
are given the most power and right to make decisions for themselves. Women have
been subjected to injustice through decades. They have been treated as non-existent
for decades. Women were else was always making decisions for them. This is one
of the biggest reasons for women’s empowerment. It was one of the essential
things which were the need of the hour. Women were made aware of their rights.
Along with their rights, women were taught how to be self-independent in all
aspects of their lives. They were taught how to create a space for them where
they can grow and become the people they want to be.

Need for Women Empowerment

Almost every country, no matter how
progressive has a history of ill-treating women. In other words, women from all
over the world have been rebellious to reach the status they have today. While
the western countries are still making progress, third world countries like
India still lack behind in Women Empowerment. In India, women empowerment is
needed more than ever. India is amongst the countries which are not safe for
women. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, women in India are in
danger of honour killings. Their family thinks its right to take their lives if
they bring shame to the reputation of their legacy.

How to Empower Women?

There are various ways in how one can
empower women. The individuals and government must both come together to make
it happen. Education for girls must be made compulsory so that women can become
illiterate to make a life for themselves. Women must be given equal
opportunities in every field, irrespective of gender. Moreover, they must also
be given equal pay. We can empower women by abolishing child marriage. Various
programs must be held where they can be taught skills to fend for themselves in
case they face financial crisis.

A woman is the one who has the power to
create, nurture and transform. Below are some right that every woman in our
society should have –

Ø have
equal employment opportunities without any gender bias,

Ø have
equal education opportunities as they are equally competent.

Ø have
right to make independent decisions at home as well as at office, feel safe and
comfortable inside and also outside the home, know about their social and legal
rights, have economical and financial choices

Ø live
with dignity and self-respect

Empowering women economically, socially,
educationally politically and legally is going to be a difficult task. It is
not going to be easy to change the culture of disrespect for women which are so
deep inside in Indian society. But it does not mean that it is impossible. An
empowered woman can be a fundamental asset for the society, let her enjoy the
freedom and you will feel the change.
It is the need of
the hour that we stop exploiting women and give them their rights. People must
show supportive attitude towards women so that they get equal opportunities to
move ahead towards a better society. ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ is one scheme
started by the government to educate the girl child. People must change their
attitude towards women and give them their due place in the society.