Women Empowerment

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NATIONAL POLICY FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
(2001) | |
|Introduction |
|The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental |
|Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to |
|women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women. |
|Within the framework of a democratic polity, our laws, development policies, Plans and programmes have|
|aimed at women’s advancement in different spheres. From the Fifth Five Year Plan (1974-78) onwards has|
|been a marked shift in the approach to women’s issues from
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Therefore, they remain largely marginalized, poor and socially excluded. |
|Goal and Objectives |
|1.11 The goal of this Policy is to bring about the advancement, development and empowerment of women. |
|The Policy will be widely disseminated so as to encourage active participation of all stakeholders for|
|achieving its goals. Specifically, the objectives of this Policy include |
|(i) Creating an environment through positive economic and social policies for full development of |
|women to enable them to realize their full potential |
|(ii) The de-jure and de-facto enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom by women on equal |
|basis with men in all spheres – political, economic, social, cultural and civil |
|(iii) Equal access to participation and decision making of women in social, political and economic |
|life of the nation |
|(iv) Equal access to women to health care, quality education at all levels, career and vocational |
|guidance, employment, equal remuneration, occupational health and safety, social
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