Are We Honest in Empowering Women?


Swami Vivekananda, if he addresses the world with the quote like “There is no chance of the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.” He had made this statement in his era but it is effective even in 21st century. He understood the seriousness and he made us aware too, but the problem is still standing.

But why are we discussing women empowerment, why the word empowerment comes into picture for women? It is because of our stereo type policy and society. Today it is time we wake up and realize the importance of women in society and start empowering her. We are just trying to showcase ourselves to look different in so called advance society, but we are cheating ourselves. We have to work on our stereo type thoughts; some initiative have been taken but with half heart and it never helped to empower the women.

For example a simple diagnostic center can define the birth of a female child; a “Khap Panchayat” can decide the life and death of a women. Our literate, high profile society remains silent on that moment!

We all know the meaning of women empowerment. It is just creating an environment where women can take independent decision on their personal development and equality in society. A woman wants to be treated as equals so much so that if a woman rises to the top of her field, it should be a commonplace occurrence and should not raise any eyebrow.

In 60 plus year of independence we are not able to install a “shauchalay” at their home. Is it not a question on our honesty towards women empowerment? Why the women are so week? Has she not got greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not got greater courage? She has it all.

Now the time has come to break the barrier. Women have to come forward to fight for their rights, strike out the word dependency and all other stereo typed policy from dictionary as well as from society. Forget that governments, husbands, brothers or fathers can make you powerful. If they could not able to give you a “Toilet” in 60 plus year of independence, you can understand their will.

Now the time for wait and watch policy is over. With the message of “jio apni zindagi” (leave your life as you wish), Governance Today wishes you a very happy and proud Women Day! We would like to raise a discussion on Governance Today portal – Are we honest in empowering women?

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