"A woman is a full circle, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform" ~Diane Mariechild
Women empowerment is a notion or agenda to educate women about their power, rights, and authorities while living in any society. It is the process to get the women aware of the vital contribution they can make in supporting all the improvements done for the welfare of the society and the country. To empower a woman is to make her realize about the equality she deserves in the gender roles and every other opportunity.
Empowering a women doesn't mean keeping a woman superior or above men, rather it is to help them acknowledge their own identity, accept themselves for being whoever and however they are and give a voice to their opinions, irrespective of any barrier and biasing. This is what is the sole aim of all the workshops, programmes and every other event related to women empowerment, going in and around the world.
Even when half of the population of the world is filled by women, even when the female race is superior to those of males, even when the women constituents does not fall in the minority category around the world, even when they are a substantial part of the society in the country and around the globe there is still a need to empower them both as group and as an individual.
The scenario of treatment towards women in India is nothing hidden in the world. Women have always been suppressed by the patriarchal perceptive society. They have always been kept on the back foot in all the matters by the men of the country. India being a core male-dominated country, has always imposed its women into the household and forced them to give all of their lives into raising their children and building a home for their family leaving behind their personal opinions, identity, and ideologies.
This is where women empowerment found its roots in our country. More than half of the women population in the country is not employed, rather say not empowered. All this happens in our country because the women are always degraded and dreaded by the so-called societal norms and hollow traditions of this Indian mankind.
The women in India are kept covered from the respect and honor they deserve, irrespective of any biased parameter of judgment. Next, the situation of women in the 21st century India, is no less than worst and destructive, which is indeed paving a way towards abrupt inhumanity and everything disgusting. Not a single day passes without hearing a case of molestation, eve-teasing or rape.
According to statistics, in 98% of the cases, these sins are committed by a person who is already known to the victim. India, sadly and unfortunately, has even come out to be known as the 'Rape Country' of the world. Can anything be more shameful and embarrassing than being tagged as such by the other parts of the world? The cruelty and brutality possessed by the inhumane minds of the society have made women empowerment an urgent need of the hour.
Also, this ill-treatment puts a huge question mark on the development of this nation within near or even far future. How can you expect the condition of such a country to improve, where people have too narrow minds and too shallow hearts. Therefore, women empowerment is the most required and vital priority to stop the worsening of situations and build a better tomorrow.
In the most simple way, women empowerment involves building a surrounding for the women where they can have their right to voice and choice of decisions. It is to create an environment where a woman is made capable enough to strongly under an individual development and is authorized to have rights which are no less than those of men in any manner. Women also want to be treated with humbleness and kindness instead of pity and remorse for being who they are.
They too want acceptance of their identity and proper exposure to express themselves and showcase their art and talent in front of the world, of course after raising several eyebrows for their achievements in spite of a being 'woman'. Therefore, in order to lead a path towards equality and not superiority, women empowerment requires a channelized route to attain this.
Empowering a woman doesn't mean the empowerment of an individual, it is rather the education and development of an entire nation as a whole. And, therefore, it is no less than a challenge to fully complete this task. Especially in India, though it is the most hotly discussed topic of the present it wanders around the nation without any full proof solution.
Not so surprisingly, the solution doesn't lie with anybody else but us; with you, with me and with every single citizen of the nation. Empowering a woman, or for that matter, empowerment of any other community is dependent on the support, guidance, and information led by the rest of the country.
This is only how we can dream of a developed nation, a nation that provides equal opportunities and rights to all the people without putting them to battle the competition on the basis of nonsense judgemental parameters like caste, gender, race or anything else.