Women Triggering Development
By Isha Jain, Class X, D.P.S.Dhuri, Malerkotla
Women Empowerment has become the buzz with women working along side men in all spheres. They have an independent outlook be it inside or outside the four walls. They are increasingly gaining control over their lives and taking their own decisions with regard to their education, career, profession and lifestyle. It is still hard to say that gender disparity in education no longer exists when we see the figure that tells that there are 793 million illiterate people in the world and the females constitute two-third in it. It would, however, be difficult to challenge the importance of girl's education as it is one of the ways to eradicate poverty. Educated mothers are likely to educate their children ending the cycle of illiteracy and poverty eventually. Parental importance plays a paramount role in shaping a girl's expectations for themselves and deciding how long they will remain in school. With a steady increase in the number of working women, they have gained financial independence which has given them the confidence to lead their lives and build their identity. They are successfully taking up diverse professions to prove that they are second to none in any aspect so all the mothers must be literate to shape the country's future.