Women’s Right and Women Empowerment – An Empirical Study with Special Reference to Combating the Existing Challenges in the 21st Century
| Original Article
The fight for equal rights and participation of women in every sphere has seen much success with many major developments marked by the Supreme Court and various subordinate courts. The present scenario has seen a change in the definition of women liberation, enablement and participation in the development process of an economy. The changing aspects have brought a rapid transformation for some women, although mass upliftment and empowerment is yet to prosper. Looking globally, women in London organized a march to call for gender equality, where thousands of women gathered to mark International Women’s Day(8th March 2018).This event aimed to shine a spotlight on the inequality women and girls face worldwide. The fight for equal participation of women and the pay gap still exists even in the UK, where the Government has been accused of failing to protect women’s rights against sexual, psychological and violent abuse with the new laws and codes. This paper examines the two basic research questions. Firstly, the paper tries to attempt to study how a better National Policy for Women shall be drafted, implemented and enforced in India. As evident from the available data, women face difficulty and suppression in the society. Therefore, mere the presence of legislation and enforcement body is not sufficient to reach the desired ends. Secondly, the paper tries to study the habits, practices, economic status and various another patternwith the help of questionnaires’, so forth, to suggest some practices that shall be given due importance in the mission of empowering women. In this context, an analytical study based on collecting responses through questionnaires’, and analyzing the views of women from low, middle and high-income groups has been performed, to suggest few remarks, collected by analyzing various UN and WB reports and the data, for a better development of law and policy for women in India.