This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-1, 2018
Area
Women Empowerment
Author
Dr. Sonia Gupta
Org/Univ
Ph.d in Mass Communication, and Specialization in Women Empowerment and Femenism/Independent writer, India
Pub. Date
11 January, 2018
Paper ID
V4I1-1188
Publisher
Keywords
Women Empowerment, Social, Economic and Household Decision Factor.

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. Sonia Gupta. A Study on Role of Media in Women Empowerment in India, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. Sonia Gupta (2018). A Study on Role of Media in Women Empowerment in India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. Sonia Gupta. "A Study on Role of Media in Women Empowerment in India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.1 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

This research paper deals with the problems of women in general and focuses on the role of media in women Empowerment. It is an attempt to analyze the status of women by analyzing various indicators like socio, economic and decision-making powers.After independence, Government of India took several initiatives, programmes, and policies, apart from constitutional and legal safeguards for the empowerment of women in the country. As we know Women's are the wealth of India and they have contributed in almost every field and made the country feel proud at every occasion. They are in front, leading the country, making milestones and source of inspiration for many. However, another reality of Indian society is that there are systematic discrimination and neglect of women's in India, which could be in terms of limited access to education, health and property rights and domestic violence etc. The fear of sexual violence has been a powerful factor in restricting women's behavior and sense of freedom. The struggle against violence is actually the struggle against the unequal distribution of power both physical and economic between the sexes. Women empowerment in India is still a distant dream. There still exists a wide gap between the goals enunciated in the constitution, legislation, policies, plans, programs and related mechanisms on the one hand and the situational reality of the status of women in India, on the other hand. India is fast developing but women's in India continue to be discriminated. Media is the mirror of society and media reports are the reflection of happenings in the society. Communication is extremely important for women’s development and mass media play a significant role. It is to be noted that growth of women’s education and their entry into employment has contributed to the growth of media. Media has immense power to influence the masses and communication and IT revolution has further increased its importance. The study is based on primary and secondary sources. The study concludes with an observation that access to education and employment are only the enabling factors to empowerment, achievement towards the goal, however, depends largely on the attitude of the people towards gender equality.
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