Post World War 2, the rise of capitalism and growing feminist movements for greater equity for women, resulted in greater participation and representation of women in the public sphere, accompanied by shifting of labor oriented industrial set up towards a more service oriented edifice(Messner 201). This resulted in more commercial visibility for film stars, sports stars and political leaders. While India had a taste of national icons in the field of politics and cinema such as Indira Gandhi, the field of sport, with its obvious disregard for traditional feminity, inherent in its form and content, had not seen an acknowledged woman icon. It is only during the last decade of the 20th century, Indian socio-economic edifice realizing the potential and requirement of women sports icons, decided to cheer its
Women’s Rights in Afghanistan As Afghanistan has evolved over time, the rights of its citizens have altered accordingly. The women’s population experienced a great amount of change as this country has seen a range of leaders who have ultimately decided their fate. These women have grown to be accustomed to disparaging expectations and standards as they are treated inferior to men. Women’s rights in Afghanistan have been largely impacted by the country’s past and current political state, as well as the imbalanced standards women in the current society have been obliged to follow. Before the soviet invasion, and before the Taliban made their surface, women’s rights in Afghanistan were in a relatively steady and progressing state.
Restriction from education could be another aspect in empowering women. In many areas of Pakistan, women are not allowed to get education even till primary levels. Cultural barrier like Abstract thinking is also a barrier in women empowerment. Pakistan follows patriarchal family system in which man is the head of family, despite women being more than 50% of the population. Most of the women are not paid well in jobs, though they are made to toil for hours like slaves.
LALIT KUMAR PROFESSOR ANJANA SHARMA M.A ENGLISH 1st SEM DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNIVERSITY OF DELHI Women’s Movement: A world within Indian Nationalist Movement To locate the position of Indian women in the Indian National movement, it can be said that they acted as agents of struggle against the Colonial rule alongside with men, thereby creating a space for themselves in the nationalist political frame. This participation, struggle on behalf of the Indian women in the Indian national movement, which was fought for freedom and civil liberties, was an act towards seeking such liberties and freedom. It is this historical past which shaped women’s movement
They also are less likely to be able to provide food and adequate care for their children. Finally, a woman’s health affects the household economic well-being, as a woman in poor health will be less productive in the labor force. While women in India face many serious health concerns, this profile focuses on only five key issues: reproductive health, violence against women, nutritional status, unequal treatment of girls and boys, and HIV/AIDS. Because of the wide variation in cultures, religions, and levels of development among India’s 25 states and 7 union territories, it is not
The Government of India declared 2001 as the Year of Women's Empowerment (Swashakti). The National Policy For The Empowerment Of Women came was passed in 2001. In 2006, the case of Imrana, a Muslim rape victim, was highlighted by the media. Imrana was raped by her father-in-law. The pronouncement of some Muslim clerics that Imrana should marry her father-in-law led to widespread protests, and finally Imrana's father-in-law was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH GOVERNMENTAL SCHEMES -An overview of Indian Scenario ABSTRACT The empowerment of women is one of the central issues in the process of development of countries all over the world. The International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th march every year has become a day of demonstration for equal opportunity and solidarity. But the question arises how relevant is celebration of Women’s Day in view of the fact that their position in the society has not changed much. They are still treated as the ‘weaker sex’ who needs to be protected entire life-be it by her father, husband or son. The ‘New Age Women’ and the ‘Women of Substance’ in true terms are just words in books.