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Empowering Women – A Call to Action in Modern Era

“Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. When women succeed, nations are more safe, secure, and prosperous.” – Barack Obama

In a society where women were once worshiped and empowered in the form of Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, it’s essential to recognize the shift that has occurred over time, leading to the need for reinvigorated efforts toward strengthening women’s roles and presence. Despite historical reverence, many cultures have seen a decline in the practical empowerment of women, often due to systemic inequalities and entrenched gender biases. Strengthening women in our contemporary society demands a multifaceted approach.

I feel education plays a crucial role in ensuring that women and girls have equal access to quality education, and empowers them to make informed choices about their lives and careers. Education is a foundational step towards economic independence and a powerful tool against discrimination.

Also providing platforms for women to voice their experiences and struggles is crucial. When women lead and participate in discussions on issues affecting them, society is more likely to address these issues effectively. We need a society where we can strengthen women’s empowerment and work towards a culture that not only worships women in theory but also genuinely empowers them in every aspect of life.

Author: Dr. Sujata Shahi, Vice Chancellor, IILM University, Gurugram, Haryana

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