International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part A (2015)
Spiritual paradigm of women empowerment: Myth or reality
Dr. Kompal Wadhawan
Empowerment of any section of a society is a myth until they are conferred equality before law. The foundation of justice, freedom and equality is based on the recognition of the inherent dignity and equal right to all the members of society. Women have always been the centre of Indian family system. If we peep back into the era of political domination of India by foreigners, the women of India suffered most. It was during the latter half of 19th century and early 20th century, social reforms were made to uplift women. The mass participation of women in the movement of freedom struggle can be said as the landmark in the history of women empowerment. From glorious past to rigid and conservative middle age to contemporary modern & global society, women role has constantly gone through a change. She attained the new responsibilities & new role, apart from the typical & traditional role & sub-role she is playing for ages. As women seek to crave out new identities, it is spirituality which remains a source of strength, guidance and wisdom. For women, spirituality is not other worldly. It is as much about the body, relationships & work as it is about soul & spirit. If the woman is not well-equipped with self-awareness and spiritual powers within herself, it is difficult to sustain the confidence that comes with a good education and a good job. The movement of women empowerment can only be completed only when the women will be freed from the enemies within- for freedom from the mental conditioning & beliefs that make women powerless.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kompal Wadhawan. Spiritual paradigm of women empowerment: Myth or reality. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 41-43.