Empowerment Of Women Essay

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INTRODUCTION
The status of women in India has been changing year to year. At present Indian women participated in almost all spheres of life - education, sports, politics, media, art and culture, service sectors, science and technology, etc. Even then the discrimination between men and women is remaining unchanged in the society. Consequently Government takes initiatives to launch schemes and programs to eliminate the gap between men and women. The national policy for the empowerment of women (2001) was an important step taken by the government for ensuring equal access to women to health care, quality education, participation and decision making in social, political and economic life of the nation. As a result Government of India declared 2001 as a “Women Empowerment Year” and a number of schemes have been formulated for empowering women in general and the poor women in particular.
In Kerala, achievements are high in the field of women development and the equality of gender status compared to any other states in India. As per the result of Census 2011,
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SWADHAR - A scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances
To support women to become independent in spirit, thought and action and have full control over their lives rather than be the victim of others actions.
12. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) (National Credit Fund for Women)
To promote or undertake activities for the promotion of or to provide credit as an instrument of socio- economic change and development through the provision of a package of financial and social development services for the development of women. To facilitate credit support or micro-finance to poor women to start income generating activities such as dairy, agriculture, shop-keeping, vending, handicrafts etc. It extends micro-finance services through a client friendly and hassle-free loaning mechanism for livelihood activities, housing, micro-enterprises, family needs, etc to bring about the socio-economic upliftment of poor women.

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