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2) What do understand by the concept of “feminist finance” ? Discuss the role of State as an enabler of gender equalisation in India.(250 words)

Topic:  Social empowerment, Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States.

2) What do understand by the concept of “feminist finance” ? Discuss the role of State as an enabler of gender equalisation in India.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article highlights by articulating concept of “feminist finance” the emergent non-enabler role of the state.

Key demand of the question:

The question is to evaluate the concept of Feminist finance and the role of State in making efforts for gender equalization. The answer must provide for a detailed narration of what you understand by feminist finance and the role of a state in enabling gender equalization.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

write a few introductory lines about the concept.

Body:

Answers must discuss the following aspects :

A feminist is someone who believes in equality. A ‘financial feminist’ is just about believing in financial equality of women. Discuss the role of women as both as economic agents and as citizens. Explain what are the hurdles to women becoming agents of economy in our country, discuss the societal, political and economic factors associated.

Discuss the need for State to act as an enabler for feminist finance so as to attain gender equalization and parity.

Conclusion –

Conclude with way forward.