Women empowerment implies ability in women to take decisions with regards to their life and work and giving equal rights to them in all spheres of life including personal, social, economic and so on. Women empowerment has become the buzzword today with women working alongside men in all spheres. They profess an independent outlook, whether they are living inside their home or working outside.
With steady increase in the number of working women, they have gained financial independence, which has given them confidence to lead their own lives and build their own identity. They are successfully taking up diverse professions to prove that they are second to none in any respect.
Women also take care to strike a balance between their commitment to their profession as well as their home and family. With equal opportunities to work , they are functioning with a spirit of team work to render all possible co-operation to their male-counterparts in meeting the deadlines and targets set in their respective professions.
Women empowerment is not limited to urban, working women but women in even remote towns and villages are now increasingly making their voices heard loud and clear in society. Even then, many of them face exploitation and harassment and are often subjected to physical and intellectual violence.
Women empowerment, in its truest sense, will be achieved only when there is attitudinal change in society with regard to womenfolk, treating them with proper respect, dignity, fairness and equality.
Let us hope, women empowerment spreads to progressive as well as backward areas of our vast country.