Empowering Women in India: Challenges and Prospects

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Gobinda Sarkar
Department of Political Science
Raiganj University
Raiganj,Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal

Email: gobindasarkar733128@gmail.com

Abstract::This article provides a concise overview of the key aspects of women’s
empowerment in the Indian context. However, challenges like gender-based violence,
discrimination, and unequal representation persist. This abstract explores the historical
context, initiatives, and ongoing efforts aimed at empowering women in India. It also
emphasizes the importance of women’s empowerment in achieving social and economic
development and discusses the role of government policies, NGOs, and grassroots
movements in advancing the cause. Since this is a classic patriarchal society, women are
viewed as second-class citizens in the political, social, and economic arenas. However,
stakeholders have always placed a high premium on and given women’s equality and
empowerment their full attention.The article examines constitutional protections, government
plans and programs, their execution, and measures of women’s empowerment. Still, the
nation is ranked poorly among other nations. In conclusion, women empowerment in India is
an ongoing process that demands collective efforts and sustained commitment to achieve
gender equality and create a more inclusive and just society.

Key Words:Discrimination, Entrepreneurship, Gender Parity, Women’s Empowerment.