Women Empowerment Indicators: A Study of Gadarpur Block of Udham Singh Nagar District

Publication Date : 30/05/2015

Author(s) :

Dr.Kiran Arya.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 5
(05 - 2015)

Abstract :

Empowerment in the context of women’s development is a way of defining, challenging and overcoming barriers in a woman’s life through which she increases her ability to shape her life and environment. It is an active, multidimensional process which should enable women to realize their full identity and power in all spheres of life. Women constitute almost half of the total population in the world and out of which two third of world’s adult illiterates are women. According to FAO, the most disadvantaged section of society is the women; they are the ‘silent majority’ of the world’s poor. Seventy per cent of the world’s poor are women. This study was conducted in one of the development blocks of Udham Singh Nagar district i.e. Gadarpur block on 100 women respondents (the wives of household heads) selected from four villages of Gadarpur block. The result indicated that the maximum percentages of the women respondents were found to be having medium level of empowerment. It means the women have less involvement in decision making right on family affairs, agricultural matters, occupational matters and the women have little bit freedom of free avenues of expression.

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