Women Empowerment in Digital India (Empowering the Nations with SHEROES)

Country: India

City: Bhopal

Abstr. due: 15.07.2016

Dates: 24.09.16 — 24.09.16

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: icwedi@gmail.com, info@icwedi.com, vesws.org@gmail.com

Organizers: Vishleshan Educational & Social Welfare Society in collaboration with Patel Group of Institutions & Global Knowledge Alliance, Australia, supported by Directorate Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh

 

Today we have different Acts and Schemes of the central Government as well as state Government to empower the women in India, but in India women are discriminated and marginalized at every level of the society whether it is social participation, political participation, economic participation, access to education and reproductive healthcare. Women are found to be economically very poor all over the India. Very few women are engaged in services and other activities. So they need economic power to stand on their own feet. On the other hand, it has been observed that women are found to be less literate than men. According to 2001 census, rate of literacy among men in India is found to be 76% whereas it is only 54% among women. Thus, increasing education among women is very important to empower them. Another problem is harassment of women at workplace. There are so many cases of rape, kidnapping, dowry and so on. There is a need to remove feminine poverty, promoting women education, prevention and elimination of violence against women.

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