Women's Empowerment in India: A Survey

  • Dr. Poonam Devdutt, Prof. (Dr.) R.K. Jain, Dr. Naveen Kumar


The purpose of this study is to examine the state of women's empowerment in India employing different metrics based on secondary data. Despite the government's efforts, women in India remain generally disempowered and have a lesser status than males, according to the research. In terms of education and employment, there is a gender divide. Women's decision-making authority in the home and freedom of mobility differ significantly depending on their age, education, and job position. It has been shown that women continue to accept uneven gender standards in society. For one reason or another, more than half of women think that wife abuse is acceptable. Women have less control over how their money is spent. With age, education, and where you live, you have more control over your monetary earnings. Women are also less exposed to the media than males. Domestic abuse is more common among rural women than among metropolitan women. In terms of political involvement, there is also a significant gender divide. The research continues by stating that access to education and work are merely enabling elements for empowerment; nevertheless, progress toward the objective is mainly dependent on people's attitudes toward gender equality.