ROLE OF EDUCATION IN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

By MOHAMMAD SADAQ

Education is the biggest tool in women’s empowerment and also a factor that helps in the overall development of the country. Education can bring a change in women’s life. As the first prime minister of India once quoted “ IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN YOU EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL,HOWEVER IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMEN YOU EDUCATE A WHOLE FAMILY.WOMEN EMPOWERED MEANS MOTHER INDIA EMPOWERED” .
An educated woman will promote the education of other females around her, mentor them and also a better guide to her children. Education helps women to gain self-confidence, esteem, ability to provide financial support. Education will also help to reduced the infant mortality rate because an educated woman is aware of the health care, laws, and her rights. Educating a woman will benefit her and also the development of society. With proper education, women can achieve more socially, economically and build their careers. Women are still being denied their right to education in rural parts of India. Education will also reduce the child marriage that is still practised in some parts of India also help in controlling the overpopulation. The government has launched various schemes over the years to create awareness around women’s education such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Operation Black-Board, Beti Padhaoo Beti Bachao, and many more. Education helps women to identify the good and bad, change their outlook, way of thinking, and way of handling things.
Education helps women to become independent. Indian women have the lowest literacy rate as compared to other countries. Education is a fundamental right of all and no one should be denied the right to education. Education helps to meet the necessities of life, confidence to raise a voice against domestic violence or sexual harassment. Be a part of a change and empower a woman with the help of education.
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MOHAMMAD SADAQ IS A Graduate student From Government Degree Postgraduate College Bhaderwah [ UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU]
Went to HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL T O P N E E L, Email.mirsadaq666@gmail.com , Cell No’s 6005259660