A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status is a highly important end in itself. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.
Countries should act to empower women and should take steps to eliminate inequalities between men and women as soon as possible by:
(a) Establishing mechanisms for women’s equal participation and equitable representation at all levels of the political process and public life in each community and society and enabling women to articulate their concerns and needs;
(b) Promoting the fulfilment of women’s potential through education, skill development and employment, giving paramount importance to the elimination of poverty, illiteracy and ill health among women;
(c) Eliminating all practices that discriminate against women; assisting women to establish and realize their rights, including those that relate to reproductive and sexual health;
(d) Adopting appropriate measures to improve women’s ability to earn income beyond traditional occupations, achieve economic self-reliance, and ensure women’s equal access to the labour market and social security systems;
(e) Eliminating violence against women;
(f) Eliminating discriminatory practices by employers against women, such as those based on proof of contraceptive use or pregnancy status;
(g) Making it possible, through laws, regulations and other appropriate measures, for women to combine the roles of child-bearing, breast-feeding and child-rearing with participation in the workforce.
However, contrary to that women candidates are mostly seen outshining the male candidates in the toughest exam of the country i.e. That is the civil service exam. For the last 3 years or so, the women have continued to dominate the list of toppers of IAS exam and inspired hundreds of young girls in our country to pursue civil services as a career.
Tina Dabi also the best example of the women empowerment
Tina was born in Bhopal, but later her family shifted to Delhi. Both her parents had cracked UPSC Indian engineering services – IES Exam before. After completing her schooling she initially wanted to do B.com, but she took admission in B.A. Political Science, and in the very first year she had started to prepare for UPSC civil services examination.
When she was 18 year old, she took admission in Raju’s academy in 2011. She has deep interest in the constitution of India and Indian politics from her school days. Her interest got reflected in her year result where she was among the toppers at the Delhi University in the political science discipline.
In 2016, she cracked the ias exam (UPSC 2015) in her very first attempt, when she was 22 year old. She has dream to become a Cabinet secretary to the government of india.
Dabi is currently undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie.