Education is the key factor for women’s empowerment, prosperity, development and welfare. Discrimination of women from womb to tomb is age old phenomena in most of the societies. There is continued inequality and vulnerability of women in all sectors and women oppressed in all spheres of life. They need to be empowered in all walks of life. In order to fight against the socially constructed gender biases, women have to fight against the system that requires more strength.
‘Women Empowerment’ denotes a situation when women become free of the all the kinds of dependency and deprivations whether social or economic. It is related to overall development of women right from having an economically independent and self reliant status to an active participant in socio-political developments. ‘Women empowerment’ involves various facets of development in the form of social, educational, occupational, political, religious freedom. The idea of Women’s Empowerment has gained global importance over the last few decades. This has emerged as an agenda of utmost importance.
Over the years women have been deprived of education, food, independence etc. But the past three decades have noticed a steadily increasing awareness of the need to empower women through measures to increase social, economic and political equity, and broader access to fundamental human rights, improvements in nutrition, basic health and education. Women empowerment is the ability to exercise control over one’s actions. Women all over the world have proved that not only can they match men but they can also excel men. The principle of women empowerment has also been enshrined in the Constitution of India.
There the five components of women empowerment were defined, each showing how women can be empowered and the significance of doing so. Empowering women through education is actually providing them with a weapon to live up their customary part, fight with the challenges and bring positive change in their lives. It opens up new horizons for women, broadens their thinking, and helps them to develop new ideas and hopes, enhances their knowledge and skills and provides them the courage to meet the challenges of life and give freedom of
During the hundred and fifty odd years that followed, we slowly transitioned from the concept of ‘women upliftment ' to ‘women empowerment '. If women upliftment involved drawing women out of their homes, educating them and providing them with basic opportunities in life (that ironically, we tend to take for granted in today 's world), women empowerment encompasses a much broader perspective. It is more about egalitarianism, life skills and in Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen 's words, the freedom of choice. The twentieth century saw rapid development in the field of technology. With the advent of the television, computer and the internet, the field of advertising took on a whole new meaning.
Women empowerment in the economy increases participation of women in labor force and it reduces poverty in the economy, access of women farmers to the resources increase production and they can also support their families, and as women are the owners of property and earn money from it. Women contribute to their families, societies and also countries financially. As this brings development in the
The international Women’s Conference (1985) defined empowerment as a redistribution of social power and control of resources. It is the measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way. Empowerment enables people to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence. It makes people powerful or equips them with the power to face the challenges of life to overcome disabilities, handicaps and inequalities (Singh,
Presently, without active participation of women, a nation cannot attain sustainable economic development, stability and self-reliance. Pakistani women are 50% of its total population. They can play important role for economic development if they are educated and empowered with right skills. It is the need of the hour that women should be motivated and encouraged to participate in various economic activities. They may utilize their knowledge, learning and talent in the field of entrepreneurship.
Introduction In order to transform the developing countries and to build caring and inclusive societies, the attention of gender empowerment are the very prominent which needs the participation of all nation of the world (AU, 2014). African Union agenda -2063 remarked that, no society can reach its full potential, unless it empowers women and remove all obstacles to women‘s full participation in all areas of human endeavors and to flourish and reach their full potential (AU, 2014). The Platform for Action and the Beijing Declaration (1995) identifies education as very important in the realization of gender empowerment, parity and social development. Education plays an important role in gender parity and will help woman in securing
Women have started participating in the economic and social activities that take place at large scale thereby showing their successful participation in the national development activities. Not only participating but women have surprised almost everyone by showing their outstanding performances in every field that they enter in may it be medical science, engineering, architecture, designing etc. This outstanding result shown by women in every sphere of life has proved that with more and more women empowerment- more economic developments and national developments can be expected as the money and resources that they earn, they do not only earn them for themselves but for the entire family which ensures the well being of social status of the entire families unlike men who earn just for themselves or for fulfilling their own wishes and