However these goals are far realized in a country like India. In fact often women in India are deprived of their fundamental right to leave alone the question of gender equality. The present paper explores the questions central to women’s right in India that is fundamentally in nature. The article attempts to grapple with the few challenges faced by the women in India like the dowry, female foeticide, denial inheritance. The objective of the paper is to evolve strategies to empower women who are as beings as men are.
Caste System has been a huge part of Indian discernment. It has not only affected India culturally but also socially and economically, in fact Manual Scavenging is a direct result of the archaic caste based system that exists in India. It is an antediluvian system of social stratum dividing the people of the country based on their lineage and confining them to certain occupations. Caste-based social organization is governed by custom and is enforced socially and economically 6 Irrespective of the religion practiced by an individual, caste in India is hereditary in nature. The caste system in India affects not only the stratification of people in the society it also affects them economically.
Sarita Yadav OT Code: C 05 From Oppression to Assertions, Nirmala Buch, (Place of Publication-New Delhi), (Routledge Publisher), (First Published in year 2010) From Oppression to Assertion by Nirmala Buch explores the realities of various myths which are related with the women’s entry as people representatives in the Panchayati Raj institutions (local government) in India. Book tries to find out the response and reactions of different groups in the society when attempts are made for empowerment of historically unrepresented group. The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act paved the path for representation of women in government decision making process by way of reservation of one-third seats in the grass root decision making process at the Panchayat
The daughters who overlook the ways and behavior of ‘Luxman Rekha’ would not be accepted and appreciated. They become then in Kapur’s phrase ‘difficult daughters’. In the novel, two female characters including Tara do the same and cross the fixed margins of culture. All the three daughters of Brahman Bengali Chatterjee family are desirable in their earlier life in the sense that they fulfill the criterion of daughterhood- possessing attributes like modesty, grace, diligence and deference, but are caged within the circumference of the home: “our father could not let either of my sisters out on the street, our ear was equipped with window shades” (29). This limited freedom of mobility is further foregrounded by Tara’s words: “our bodies changed, but our behavior never did.
This study will benefit micro financing institutions through the recommendations of women on how to improve the further products and services they offered. To the future researcher. The findings on this study may serve as a springboard for further research regarding on the topic microfinance and its role in women empowerment. The unexplored information will further strengthen the conviction on the need for this study. To the Government.
Since India’s independence, the subject of poverty in India has remained a major concern. According to the common definition of poverty, when a person can no longer meet the required levels to maintain specified standard of living, they are considered poor .This becomes apparent after just a short amount of time spent in the country. For example, states such as Goa, Delhi and Punjab have relatively low poverty ratios whereas 38% of the population of Bihar and Orissa live below the poverty line, the figures are even worse for Calcutta and Maharashtra pushing nearly 50%.The poverty and situations that people are forced to live in coupled with the burning desire to survive have resulted in people doing some unimaginable things to stay alive .Some sources suggest that now almost 60% of the world poor now call India home. It is also the country with the highest rate of Malnutrition among children under the age of 36 months: a massive
Quoting Dr. Ambedkar from his article “The Rise and Fall of Hindu Women”, he argues that Hindu religion through its religious texts, such as the Manusmriti always degraded women. He thought of Manusmriti as a text which was anti-women and anti-Dalit text, where women and Dalits are degraded. Hindu scriptures like Ramayana & Mahabharata have women characters who are bold in their ways like Draupadi, Kaikeyi, even Sita for that matter and her decision to go back to mother Earth instead of giving a test of purity are instances where the woman is not agreeing to the norm laid by the society. This sort of portrayal is not given emphasis by our preachers. The character of Kaikeyi is not given any importance as she is a woman of ambition, same for Draupadi.
They fought against the useless Hindu customs like ‘Satidaha’ and Child Marriage and the penury of the widows. Moreover, they attempted to let the Bengali society free from religious prejudices through women education. Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada and Vivekananda in the nineteenth century, advocated that all creatures on this earth are part of the supreme God, and therefore, there is no need of any external religious formalities to know the god separately. Vivekananda emphasized on a society where the highest truths could be lived and exercised. He also pointed out that society cannot be constructed until its people are free from the entanglement of starvation, malnutrition, prejudice and illiteracy.
“Microfinance has proved its value, in many countries, as a weapon against poverty and hunger, it really can change peoples’ lives for the better, especially the lives of those who need it most. With access to microfinance, they can earn more, build up assets, and better protect themselves against unexpected setbacks and losses. They can move beyond day-to-day survival towards planning for the future. They can invest in better nutrition, housing, health, and education for their children. In short, they can break the vicious circle of poverty.
Microfinance is a financial provision provided to poor and deprived population to help them improve their socio-economic condition Being a poor country, the need for microfinance in Nepal is of utmost importance. More than23.8% of population lies below poverty line in Nepal. To reduce this percentage microfinance was indeed the solution. Providing financial motivation and bridging the gap between money and work can help the poor stand on their own feet. A bit of a financial push and they are willing to work hard.