Gracy anand

Women empowerment is when women have the freedom and choice to make their own decisions. They have the most potent right in deciding what’s right for them and what’s wrong for them.  They suffered in the hands of their male counterparts.

In earlier centuries, they were treated as almost non-existent. As if all the rights belonged to men even something as basic as voting. As times evolved, women realized their power. There on began the revolution for women empowerment. As women were not allowed to make decisions for them, women’s empowerment came in like a breath of fresh air.

It made them aware of their rights and how they must make their own place in society rather than depending on a man. It recognized the fact that things cannot simply work in someone’s favor because of their gender. However, we still have a long way to go when we talk about the reasons why we need it.


Many people in remote areas treat women as their slaves and not allow them to make their decisions. According to research “23 million girls drop out of school every year because communities are unwilling to provide proper feminine sanitation. This lack of women’s education hinders India’s economic and social growth.

Women also often take up domestic, unpaid labor because employers feel they are unqualified for employment.” In India, women’s empowerment is needed more than ever. India is amongst the countries which are not safe for women. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, women in India are in danger of honor killings.

Their family thinks its right to take their lives if they bring shame to the reputation of their legacy. Women are less educated than men because of us. We have the one who has to spread awareness and broaden the vision of stereotypes because we are the future.

In addition, domestic violence is a major problem in India. The men beat up their wives and abuse them as they think women are their property. More so, because women are afraid to speak up. Similarly, the women who do actually work get paid less than their male counterparts. It is downright unfair and sexist to pay someone less for the same work because of their gender. Thus, we see how women’s empowerment is the need of the hour. We need to empower these women to speak up for themselves and never be victim of injustice.


There are plenty of ways for doing so, we just need support of government and society. Now the government is also taking initiatives for it but we also have to contribute to it.   Education for girls must be made compulsory so that women can become illiterate to make a life for themselves.

Women must be given equal opportunities in every field, irrespective of gender. Moreover, they must also be given equal pay. We can empower women by abolishing child marriage. Various programs must be held where they can be taught skills to fend for themselves in case they face financial crisis.

1.We should support the NGOs and Women-Run Businesses.

We are well aware of the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. They  often lack access to financial and human capital, which impedes business growth. Not only that, many women with sufficient skills to start a business give up on their dreams because of the obstacles they face. The role of women as business owners is gradually increasing all over the world. The number of women entrepreneurs is increasing. However, their power in use and control over the household and business-related resources are still limited.

In 2012, the World Economic Forum identified women entrepreneurs as “the way forward”. Yet, despite this, women entrepreneurs still struggle to take their rightful place in economic life. Even though more and more women are starting businesses globally, they still manage fewer businesses than men and run businesses in less profitable sectors that grow more slowly and are ultimately more likely to fail.

Supporting their business gives them a sense of security.

2.By giving proper education

It is so fascinating to say that we are in the 21st Century, yet the right to girl’s education has been denied in many parts of the world. And there are various reasons for that like safety, unavailability of schools nearby or just because people think it’s not so important.

According to UNICEF, around the world, 132 million girls are out of school, including 34.3 million of primary school age, 30 million of lower-secondary school age, and 67.4 million of upper-secondary school age.

The only way a society or nation can move forward and aspire to economic growth and development is not just through girls education but especially among women citizens. It enables them to respond to challenges, confront their traditional role, and change their life. Education educates a person and helps her realize that she is a vital part of society. Occupational achievement, self-awareness, and satisfaction are among the many things that will be ensured by an effective girl’s education. It gives them the power to make their own decisions, stand up for their rights, and say NO to harmful traditional practices.

3.Signal-boost other women

It’s not only men’s responsibility to help women. As a woman, when given access to leadership teams, conference lineups, speaking roles, and media sourcing where people overwhelmingly prioritize men and male voices, see how you can lend a hand to other women who also deserve a spot on the stage.

Sometimes empowering yourself means stepping back and allowing someone else into the spotlight. Always think, is there another woman who knows more about this issue than me? And if yes, give her the opportunity.

Gracy Anand