Empowering Women through Policy Programs: An Analysis of Government Schemes

  • Khushi Sharma
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  • Khushi Sharma

    Student at Gitarattan International Business School, New Delhi, India

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Women constitute half of society's population, and it tends to be believed that excellent introduction belongs to women. But it's a harsh reality that women have been mistreated in every society for a long time, and India is no exception. Women's empowerment is an integral part of India's socio-economic development. Women are victims of various evils, including discrimination, oppression, and violence, in their families, workplaces, and society. Numerous laws, many of which were passed during the British era, including the Abolition of Sati Act, 1829; Widow Remarriage Act, 1856; Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929; Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961; and others, were passed by the legislature to improve the status of women in India. Aside from these laws, other acts about business or employment have special provisions for women, such as the Workmen Compensation Act of 1923, the Payment of Wages Act of 1936, the Factories Act of 1948, the Maternity Benefit Act of 1961, the Minimum Wages Act of 1948, the Employees State Insurance Act of 1948, and the Pensions Act of 1987, among others. The Indian government has introduced numerous schemes and initiatives over the years to address the multifaceted challenges faced by women and promote gender equality. This research paper examines the objectives, implementation mechanisms, and impact of various government schemes for women's empowerment in India. Key schemes analyzed in this paper include the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) initiative, Mahila Shakti Kendra, STEP (Support to Training and Employment Program for Women), Ujjwala Scheme and Working Women Hostel Scheme. Each scheme is evaluated based on its effectiveness, reach, and contribution to women's empowerment in India. This research paper is a valuable resource for policymakers, scholars, and activists interested in the development and impact of government programs for women's empowerment in India. It also provides insights into the broader global examination of gender equality and governments' roles in promoting inclusive development.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1730 - 1742

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115966

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