EMANCIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION & CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS By K.Santoshi[1]  and M. Ravi Babu[2]

Abstract

Education is a light of life. Education is important for everyone, but it is especially significant for girls and women. This is true not only because of education is an entry point to other opportunities, but also because the educational achievements of women can have double effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girl’s education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Education especially of women has a major impact on health and nutrition as an instrument of developing a sustainable strategy for population control. Moreover educated women can play an equally important role as men in nation building. Empowerment refers to increasing the economic, political, social and cultural strength of individuals and communities. Empowerment is one of the main procedural concerns when addressing human rights and development. The human development and capabilities approach, the millennium development goals, and other credible approaches, goals point to empowerment and participation as a necessary step if any country is to overcome the obstacles associated with poverty and development. Women empowerment means the process through which women, who are currently most discriminated against, achieve gender equality. This will include support from men to change those aspects of their behaviour, roles and privileges. Women’s empowerment may require support by development agencies at household, community and also at the macro level. Women empowerment is essential as their throughout and value system lead to the development of a good family, good society and ultimately good nation. Empowerment of women is multi-dimensional process and involves many things such as economic opportunities, property rights, political   representation, social equality, personal rights etc. The paper discusses the emancipation and empowerment of women through education and constitutional provisions provided by the Government.

Keywords: Women, Emancipation, Empowerment, Education, Development.

[1] Assistant Professor, Malla Reddy College of Engg & Tech., Maisammaguda, Dhulapally, Secunderabad.

[2] Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Education,Osmania University,Hyderabad.

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