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Women Empowerment through Constitutional and Legal Provisions: An Overview

Women Empowerment can be defined as the process which allows women to take decisions of their own, provide fair laws and rights without gender bias, etc. No doubt the empowerment of women is Nation's empowerment and fundamental for the progress of the country. The Constitution of India conveys a powerful mandate for equality and rights of women as citizens in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties and also provides for specific provisions for affirmative action. India is also signatory to a number of International Conventions, primarily the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and has recently endorsed the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will further change the course of development by addressing key challenges including gender equity. The Government of India and the Ministry of Women and Child Development in particular is leading a number of schemes, programmes and legislations to improve the status of women as equal partners and active agents of change in the social, economic, cultural and political progress of the country. Thus, this paper attempts to review the Constitutional and legal provisions relating to women empowerment in India. Keywords - Women Empowerment, Constitution, Laws, India