(Magazine) Yojana Magazine: Issue June 2012

Yojana Magazine: Issue April 2012

Empowerment of women is a major social phenomenon which requires an understanding of its multi-dimensional influence, including our family structures and units. The 2011 Census contains an important message because it is far from a balanced gender ratio. More worrisome is the child sex ratio in the 0-6 age group as it reflects the continuing bias against girls. The challenge is to work towards a balanced population and if these prejudices are to be overcome, the rights of women need to be protected. Greater access to education, health, skill building, credit facilities and opportunities for decision making and legal rights should be made available to women to empower them.

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