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.
Women in India consistently lag behind the men in terms of access to education, health care, jobs etc. Apart from the economic and social inequality, women in India are victims of heinous crimes such as, dowry deaths, rape, molestation and immoral trafficking.
Economic Empowerment of Women is the most critical factor to start with which can be achieved by Poverty Eradication, Micro Credit system and encouraging women to develop entrepreneurial skills, which in turn, would make them self-dependent. The other activities being planned and executed under ARK banner are given below.
- In a progressive social context, women empowerment will reduce the methods of gender discrimination that are existing within the layers of social strata thus advocating the promotion of gender equality within in a community
- Encouraging women to develop entrepreneurial skills, which in turn, would make them self-dependent
- Making sure that all men and women workers are provided with equal facilities in terms of their overall welfare and safety at workplaces
- Drastic measures are to be taken to improve female literacy, create skills and capability among women for enabling them to stand on their own feet and care for themselves and family, it will be difficult for India to prosper as a nation.
- Empowering women providing adult education, sewing & tailoring skill development training to make them self-sufficiency &self-reliant. The project will enable women deprived, poverty stricken working as domestic servants, labour and widows are being given opportunity to undergo free training in sewing and tailoring
- The link between women’s empowerment and overall development by Reduction in female discrimination within the family, greater participation in decision-making at the household and village levels and Increase in the marriage age for girls.
- Inequalities between women and men are deeply rooted and have to be tackled across all spheres of life - economic, political, social and cultural.
- Increase women’s personal security and reduce violence against women
- More equality for women in human development areas such as education and healthcare
- More participation of women in decision-making and leadership roles
- Promote equality of women under the law
- Reduce gender stereotyping and bring about changes in social attitudes towards women
- Gender-aware approaches to management of the environment