News By/Courtesy: Anushka Banerjee | 26 Jul 2020 13:20pm IST


  • Position of women n India
  • Gender Discrimination is common
  • Hindrances faced by a woman to establish herself

There have been many hindrances in the empowerment of women in India. Since ancient time, they are facing many problems. The women are still exposed to violence in this country. We are shocked daily by the news of violence, abuses, etc. As it is recognized there are several constraints in the empowerment of women. Some of them are discussed here:

1. Gender Discrimination: Gender inequality has been described as a social issue in India for centuries. It has been a known fact that in many parts of India the girl child is not accepted and even killed in the fetus before she comes into this world. The gender biases are not only regarding the birth of a girl or boy child but it continues in every aspect that affects women's empowerment which makes them vulnerable. This includes education, health, participation in decision-making power, protection, and many more the girls are treated with inequality.

2. Lack of Women Education: The women in India are not provided with education opportunities. They are considered inferior to men and therefore the family does not support them for education. Lack of education weakens the solidarity in communities, reduces their development, and makes them a weakened section in the society.

3. Dowry System: The girl child is not welcomed with happiness and great pomp even today, in many parts of India. They are killed in the fetus before even coming to this world and see the light of the sky. This needs to get stopped soon to protect women and empower them

4. Financial Constraint: As women lack education, they are not free and independent. They even feel scared of what will happen to them after their husbands or fathers or any other person on whom they are dependent. They have to be dependent on the males for their protection and fulfillment of the demands which does not allow them to be financially independent either. Women empowerment is surely a step to make women strong and capable so that they be economically independent.

5. Family Responsibility: Women are burdened with the responsibilities of her family, children, parents, relatives. She takes care of every person’s day to day life and performs her responsibilities which makes her life confined in those four walls of the house.

6. Health: Women are not provided with much nutritious food and which is why many of them suffer from malnutrition and diseases. There is no proper sanitation for them during menstruation, pregnancy, reproductive problems, etc. This is also a known fact in India that women who do not give birth to a boy are tortured and pressurized for the abortion which drastically effects the heath of the woman

7. Child Marriages: In India, marriage in the same caste is very prevalent. The girls at a very early age are married. This hampers their development. They are not promoted for education and are forced to do household works, they lack resources and have low self-confidence.




This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion etcetera. This article is based purely on the author's personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 26 Jul 2020 17:41pm IST

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