Women Empowerment and Social Change Through Education: A Brief Study of Chennai City

Women Empowerment and Social Change Through Education: A Brief Study of Chennai City

B. Dur-E Najaf (Muscat College, Oman), H. Yasmeen Sultana (Pondicherry University, India) and M. Abdul Jamal (The New College, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6061-6.ch013

Abstract

Education is an eye opener for every woman who is deprived of the privilege/self-esteem she deserves within a society. Social and economic empowerment cannot ignore the power of women in any society or a nation or a state. Empowerment is a gentle process of transforming the lives of people irrespective of gender. Empowerment of women is possible through education as it acts as the road from where one achieves financial security, decision-making power, and honor within the family and in the society. It is a key that can accelerate the engine of economic growth and social advancements in various economic sectors such as banking and finance, medicine, education, aviation, technology, space, and many more. Education makes women powerful.
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Education For Women

Education is the creative and smartest platform for women which can guarantee the positive changes in the life of especially illiterate, unskilled, disabled, and uninformed women. Education gives women entrance to the world’s enormous store of knowledge. The procedure of learning develops thought capacity and enhances creativeness, awakens women to the value of their own humanity and enables them to strive for distinction denied by patriarchal cultural norms and backward traditions. When women become aware and empowered of their rights and position, the remaining half part of the sky according to population will also be clear which ultimately brings positive impact on every sector in a nation, so let’s start from Chennai as the area and spread the fire of women Empowerment throughout the nation rapidly.

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