Socio-Legal Empowerment of Women: Issues and Challenges in Indian Perspective

  • Reena Roy
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  • Reena Roy

    LL.M Student at Faculty of Law HNB Garhwal {Central} University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

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Empowerment of women is the symbol or indication of prosperity, development or advancement of Human Society. The people’s power, women power is the totality of democracy. It is sure that a generation of great men is incomplete without the generation of empowered women. Women have to be empowered to have control over their own lives to better their socio-economic and political condition. Thus, women empowerment can be interpreted as totality of empowerment including political, social, cultural and other dimension of human life as also physical, moral and intellectual. The constitution of India secures to all persons right to equality and opportunity and promote among them all, justice of social economic and political and secure to liberty, dignity and fraternity among men and women. In the pursuance of constitutional mandate the govt. has enacted several laws and acts for women empowerment. But due to lack of education poverty, unawareness and orthodox thinking of society these effort could not get success as desired. Women are still victimized of cruelty, sexual harassment and slavery etc. for many years. They are not only out of the house but also insecure in the house and still suffering from the ideology of the male dominated society. The situation of women is still pathetic and they are just only treated as a property. Hence women empowerment in India is not possible unless orthodox tendency and violence against women have eradicated from the society. Empowerment of women is essential as their value systems lead to development of a good family, good society and good nation.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1422 - 1444


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