There was a belief during the International Women’s Year that women in India were joining hands with their counterparts in the West to fight against male dominance and exploitation, which had the support of religion and tradition.
The struggle for women emancipation went through three stages: The fight for women’s rights; The moral emancipation of women; and Liberation in which the very fundamentals of the equation in male-female relationships are questioned.
The Sixth Five Year Plan (1980-1985) is a landmark in the women’s cause because it introduces the concept of Women and Development.
Throughout history, society has assigned the role of breadwinner to man and expected him to provide for himself and for his family. A woman has all along been assigned the role of a helpmate, to look after the family and contribute wherever possible, to the earnings of the family. The role of women in India
Role of women in the home The role of women in the family is multi-faceted. Primarily, her duties centre around her life in the home and in the labour force. As a homemaker, the woman is a 24-hour multi-purpose worker. Mahatma Gandhi had stated that “women by nature are intended to be soft, tenderhearted and
The role of women in society, in particular, in the family are dual: first in their parents’ house and after that in their husband’s home. The circumstances under which the birth of a daughter was considered unwelcome have changed, and although the treatment meted out to a daughter in Indian society is still not on
Double standards of morality enjoining strictest chastity on unmarried women in India and marital fidelity on wives while granting unrestricted freedom to men, led to the introduction of the purdah system among many African and Asian societies which prohibited women, including girls approaching puberty, from letting themselves be seen by any man apart from the