Dear Aspirants, Now our SSC ADDA is Topper Ka Adda. We have started an initiative where Previous Years SSC toppers will be Guiding and training you through various platforms for the upcoming SSC CGL 2017 Exam. It’s a great opportunity for all of you to prepare for the exam and be trained by the best of the minds of India.
Since the exams will be conducted on 28th January 2018 (SSC MTS Tier-II) and 31st March, 2018 (SSC CGL Tier-III), there are three components of descriptive paper, Precis Writing, Letter/Application writing and Essay writing. Today, in this series we will post an Essay written by SSC TOPPER Mr. Narendra Kumar. Read the below given Essay and try to write in your language. Study and Practice well.
ESSAY TOPIC-Women Empowerment
Women empowerment means enabling women to take their own decisions by breaking all personal limitations of the society and family. It is to make them independent in all aspects from minds, thoughts, rights, decisions etc.
In male dominated societies like India women are given limited roles, mostly domestic responsibilities with many restrictions. Women constitute half of the population but there has not been equality in any part of the world.
Their conditions were abysmal when sati system, child marriages were not illegal. These systems could be made illegal by the relentless efforts of many social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar, etc.
After the advent of constitutions and democratic governments all over the world, conditions of women have improved, however it is far beyond equality. Incidences of female-foeticides, dowries, traffickings, etc are common even today.
In recent years, in India various legislations have been enacted to empower women, for example, Sexual Harassment of women at work place Act 2013, Nirbhaya Fund, One stop Centres, etc. Similarly many schemes targeted to empower women have been launched like BBBP, ICDS, Women helpline, etc.
However, to make a society free from biases against women we first need to change the patriarchal mindsets which favours male over female. For this education through mass communication is very important. Both men and women should be made aware of their rights and duties to promote and practice gender-equality. In addition to this, women should have equal inheritance rights, as economically independent women are easily empowered.
At last we should always keep in mind the quote of Swami Vivekananda, “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the conditions of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing.”