Decentralisation, Empowerment and Information

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How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby apara_cutypie@yahoo.co.in » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:25 pm

Its true that woman are coming up in the field of education and work. But still not 100% of the girls are sent for some good education like engineering or MBA because they are costly. And they belong to a society where they have to pay lot of bribe during their marriage, which is a real torture for girl's parents. So usually girl's parents won't prefer spending lakhs of money for educating a girl child. Instead they concentrate more on spending on boy child as it is so called that " GUYS WILL LOOK AFTER THEIR PARENTS AT THEIR OLD AGE".I think India has become more advanced now, so people's mentality should also change. Some bad customs like child-marriage, Sati Pratha are all gone, they why not dowry system is going out. Still people are taking dowry. And also Government should also change a rule that once a girl is married - "PARAYA DHAN HO JAATI HAI". These days girls and boys are treated equally then why not if guy is married they are told to leave house???? If a girl leaves a house Guy should also leave his house. If girl is not allowed to go and meet her parents or talk to them or look after them, same should be applicable for guys. World has changed a lot, rules-regulation but still why a boy is prioritised so much. Why a girl has to leave her family, job, everything after marriage. And she is bound to live a life whatever her in-laws says. Its actually making no-sense making a girl child study if she has to leave job after marriage and look after family. It should be given a option for girls whether she wants to work or not. I'm sure if girls specially married girls get support from their husband and both the families, they'll excel in their work. And India will develop faster. So old age traditions should be thrown away. Equal rights should be given to a girl and boy. Girl should no more be considered "A Paraya DHAN". Girl and her parents should be valued equally like boy and his family. Once India will come out of these age old traditions India will definitely succeed and will become a developed country.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby jyotsna.nirvana@gmail.com » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:49 am

Opinion on how to empower women

Firstly, women as a category is quite heterogeneous and a part of different caste, community, religion and ethnic minorities. The medium of sharing information would vary from community to community. One need to devise community-specific, caste-specific and culture-specific tools and media to share information with them.
Also, one cannot forget the community dynamics which often influence the implementation of any government program or policy.

The process, therefore, needs to begin right from the beginning providing equal opportunities to girls in terms of education, health facilities, care and nutritious food. Drawing from here, from building hostels for girls to encouraging and motivating them from all sides, especially the girls coming from marginalised communities like SC, ST and religion minorities. The will of political participation amongst women needs to be facilitated from the family itself.
By taking small steps like inviting their opinion in family decisions to respecting their choice, freedom and providing them an opportunity to exercise their right in family, neighborhood, workplace, and society at large will not only help develop our society but provide better leaders and responsible citizens tomorrow.

Thanks,
Jyotsna
Post Graduate,
TISS, Mumbai

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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby nidhng@gmail.com » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:53 pm

There have already been enough schemes / reservations / plans to empower women in India, but its not implemented or appreciated at ground level.
Rather than adding one more feather in the grown cap, its better we improvize our existing schemes and use these mechanisms for women empowerment in real sense.

Reserved seats must have fair distribution of women across society, for this, its important that our women leaders reach out to women in every area and educate them to join political system.

Even today we hear handful of ladies only representing rest of gender, and its repetetive leaving no scope for others to enter. High times there shall be new hires in the system.

Female representatives in various fields, like law, culture, corporate etc must be made more strong and should carry necessary KRA to reach out to other women and educate them on thier rights, and also fight out for them when any indiscipline is highlighted.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby shomad@sify.com » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:44 am

A core group of women professionals from universities and colleges in towns and villages can be the source of information to women about the developmental schemes pertaining to water, agriculture,hygiene and sanitation.

In the water sector women need to be educated about the various schemes /technologies and their active role in managing their water resources is essential. For them capacity building programs are to be initiated. Staff at the water management institutes situated all along the country can be roped in for this.

A database can be managed by the computer science students of universities for such projects. Vice Chancellors can be roped in to lead from the front in such ventures. We need pro-active leaders who will execute time bound programs and not people who are just satisfied with their fat incomes doing nothing.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby siddharth.nitw@gmail.com » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:44 am

50 % women reservation in panchayats is a good step, but it is being misused by the husbands by using the wife as proxy. So, proper women empowerment is not done. Participation of young unmarried woman in elections should be encouraged.
For that, minimum age for contesting panchayat elections should be made as low as 18. Since a person can caste vote at 18, he/she should be given opportunity to seek vote too.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby ashvinithorat@yahoo.in » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:37 am

Hame mahilao ko aage badhane ke liye unhe hr ek fild me pura support krna chahiye. Hame unhe riservation ke jariye support krna hoga.Jobs me unke liye age me relaxation dena chahiye. upsc to pune sabhi jagah pr age relaxation hona hi chahiye.
specially in upsc female ko '35'' ki age tak exam dene ki ijajt honi chahiye.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby ashvinithorat@yahoo.in » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:38 am

Hame mahilao ko aage badhane ke liye unhe hr ek fild me pura support krna chahiye. Hame unhe riservation ke jariye support krna hoga.Jobs me unke liye age me relaxation dena chahiye. upsc to pune sabhi jagah pr age relaxation hona hi chahiye.
specially in upsc female ko '35'' ki age tak exam dene ki ijajt honi chahiye.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby sss@sdlindia.com » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:25 am

Mobile education vans can be established. These can visit villages at time convenient to the women and impart education and information. They should use audio-visual media to make the visits interesting. The education sessions should be combined with some entertainment which will help motivate women to attend.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby pradeep115@gmail.com » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:53 am

wave all fees on counters of govt offices for women.
this will encourage people to send woman for office work and for that their education and independence will be required and thus women will have more active role in the society.
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Re: How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Postby spha99@yahoo.com » Wed May 18, 2011 10:54 am

In addition of my previous comments I would like to suggest at least
1/3rd women mate should involved from villages for training in NREGS. Some times we found that only male mate are sent for the training from villages to blocks and Districts.
Thanks and regards
Pramod
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