International Journal of Financial Management and Economics
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2022)
Socio-economic empowerment of women in India
Dr. Sunil Babu
The nature of women is different from men. Nature has made them different and differently. Women are different than men but not weaker at all and in a sense they are stronger than men. Women may be weaker than men physically; it is true to some extent because they don’t have muscle power. But in another sense women are stronger than men as they have greater resistance power. If a man and women fall ill with a certain disease, man will get broken sooner than the woman. It is also witnessed that women fall ill less frequently than men do and they live longer than men in the whole world. After independence of India, provisions were made in the Constitution of India that give women equal protection of law and equal rights. The government of India and state government have also made policies, schemes and have taken a number of steps in order to empower women and in order to bring them at par with men. Their condition has improved to an extent due to these provisions and steps but still they are not as empowered as men. Their representation in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of various states, Supreme Court of India and High Courts and Various key posts of government is quite low and disappointing. And there is a lot to do in this direction in order to ensure their empowerment in India. It is clear to understand that women in India are comparatively less empowered and they acquire an inferior and lower social status than a man.