Women Empowerment in India: an Overview

ashis Mohapatra
2011 Indian Journal Of Applied Research  
Women empowerment is a multi-dimensional approach and covers socio-cultural, economic, political and personal aspects. The concept of women empowerment is the outcome of important critiques generated by the women's movement, particularly by feminists. They clearly state that women's empowerment requires the challenging of patriarchal power relations that result in women having less control over material assets and intellectual resources. The empowerment of women is an active multi-dimensional
more » ... ocess which indicates towards a society where women have to realize their gender identity and status in all spheres of life. The active participation of women in social, cultural, economical, and political and in almost every field is required for women empowerment in our society. Women's empowerment is the process by which women negotiate a more equitable distribution of power, a greater space in the critical decision making process in the family, in the community and the economic and political life.
doi:10.15373/2249555x/june2014/157 fatcat:4zi5urv3tfeehfb6j47cf5ao2i