Women Empowerment In Kashmir

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A study on status of women empowerment in kashmir

1 .Dr. Yasmeen Majid Khan
Associate professor Govt. Degree for women MA Road Srinagar Kashmir.


Women empowerment is still a debatable issue in India. She is still treated as a second class citizen especially in state like Jammu and Kashmir and the reasons are, besides illiteracy, customs, traditions, poverty, ignorance, her own lack of interest and motivation. Her lack of interest in her own political empowerment leads to such governmental policies, which lack proper insight and direction. Women with skill have lot of scope for jobs in factories and industries but are not duly represented because of their lack of control over resources. Therefore to bring women into mainstream
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The male female difference was maximum at the primary level. Similarly the dropout rate was found to be higher among girls especially after the primary school,. Here it may be mentioned that the low enrolment ratio and high drop-out rates among girls shows that our social system first deprives the girls of educational facility like other important opportunities later in life (Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Jammu and Kashmir, 1989).Women and children are the weaker section in the family and society in the state. In all spheres of life including health, education, income and political participation, women are accorded low status. In regard to school education, the low enrolment ratio and high dropout rates among girls show poor utilization of educational opportunities by girls. Women and the girl child tend to get marginalized due to their low visibility and due to the fact that their health issues tend to be confined .the Government of India has launched a number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) and community/area development programmes from last few decades .During this period, development and economic policies for women have received major thrust in view of deteriorating economic conditions for major section of women. In 1992 National commission for women came into existence. In 2001 National policy for empowerment of women was formulated. Government of India in its agriculture reforms has initiated a scheme entitled support to state extension programme. The major guiding principles of the scheme are as: - Performing State Agricultural Extension. Promoting private sector to compliment and supplement public extension system. Empowerment of women through mainstreaming gender issues Education has been the main instrument of human development and its importance has been emphasized through
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