Let Us Go Through The Definition.
Empowerment: What Does It Really Mean?
According to Cambridge Dictionary:
The process of gaining freedom and power to do what someone wants or to
control what happens to someone:
Some examples are :
Women Empowerment may be defined
1. Accepting women’s viewpoints.
2. Raising their status through
education, awareness, literacy and
3. Equip them to take life determining
4. Redefine gender roles to allow
them to the freedom of pursuing
The Vedic Women
The Rig-Veda mentions the names of some learned ladies like Gargi ,Maitrayee,Viswavara, Apala and
Ghosa who composed mantras and attained the rank of Rishis.
Vedic literature praises the birth of a scholarly daughter in these words: "A girl also should be brought
up and educated with great effort and care." (Mahanirvana Tantra); and "All forms of knowledge are
aspects of Thee; and all women throughout the world are Thy forms." (Devi Mahatya) Women, who so
desired, could undergo the sacred thread ceremony or 'Upanayana' (a sacrament to pursue Vedic
studies), which is only meant for males even to this day.
There is a saying in Manu Smriti.
‘’Where the women are worshipped, there deities will dwell and there will be prosperity.’’
There is no chance of the
welfare of the world unless
the condition of the women
is improved.It is not possible
for a bird to fly on one wing.
— Swami Vivekananda
As Rabindranath Tagore
“My fancies are fireflies
Specks of living light
Twinkling in the dark”
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Championed the upliftment
of the status of women in
India, particularly in his
native Bengal.He did not
seek to set up alternative
societies or systems, he
sought to transform society
A Feminist figure who devoted her
life in defeating the patriarchal
aggression. Fondly referred to as
Rajmata Ahilyabai, she was a
bastion of women empowerment.
1) Women empowerment refers to allowing women the power of participation in the
decision-making process of all the fields leading to a quality life.
2) Empowerment of women helps them to take their own decision with respect to life and
3) Empowering women is the process of making women independent in all aspects of
thoughts, rights, decisions, and actions.
4) Women empowerment promotes gender equality in society and adds to the country’s
5) Women's empowerment is necessary for the growth of family, society, and nation.
6) ‘Right to Equality’ act as per the Indian constitution helps in empowering the women in
7) Poverty, illiteracy, and violence against women are a few of the factors acting as a hindrance to
the empowerment of women.
8) Women empowerment gives equal opportunities for employment, education and economic
development to women.
9) Education plays a major role in empowering women as educated women can make well-
informed decisions in life.
10) The Indian government has launched various schemes empowering women like ‘Beti Bachao
Beti Padhao’, ‘Ujjawala Scheme’, ‘Mahila Shakti Kendras’ etc.
11) Women empowerment is important for solving societal issues like poverty, unemployment and
birth control in India.
12) Empowered women can contribute to nation-building by joining any sector like an army,
social service, politics, education, corporate sector, etc.
Women Empowerment is a Belief , a
Thought, an Essence. It is how
someone perceives it. More than an
action it is the process of attaining our
supreme self, transcendence which will
lead us to the ultimate Empowerment,