“National Policy for Women will ensure no woman is ever deprived of opportunities in life”
– Maneka Gandhi (Union women and child development minister)
She is Devi Durga in north and mother Aatha in the south. She is the goddess Kali in the east and the deity Ambaji in the west. Yet her opinion is lost somewhere in the male-dominated society!
India, the fastest growing economy in the world, is ranked 87th in a list of 144 countries based on gender equality. The problem needs efficient and long-lasting solutions. With the new policy Indian government seems to be moving in the right direction.
What is the National policy for Women about?
Centre after a gap of 15 years has come up with a draft national policy for women. This draft policy was released by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. It is in the words of Maneka Gandhi about “ scripting women empowerment”. ………….Contd.