Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4. For women empowerment in a true sense the state needs to take the first step towards examining women’s actual experienced reality in contexts of unequal pay, allocation of inferior work denial of rights over their minds and bodies. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
Article 16 provides for equality of opportunity and equal pay for equal work to all in matters of public employment. But our laws have never seriously improved the unequal terms of male entitlement over women’s labour and/or their bodies.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the steps that must be taken for empowering women in a true sense.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by defining women empowerment in India.
First, write about unequal pay – its various manifestations and its impact.
Next, write about inferior work – the notions that women agency is not as developed as men, its impact.
Next, denial of rights for women and not involving them in matters that affect them. Write about its impact.
Next, write about the steps required to bridge the above to achieve empowerment in a true sense.
Conclude by writing a way forward.