The strength of women in India means giving power to women – the power to help them exercise their rights, the power not to fall victim to physical or sexual assault and the power to make them independent in society.
Women's strength is their ability to fully control actions like one. Much has been done to strengthen women in India since we gained independence, but Indian women still have a long way to go if we want to call ourselves.
Women are 52 percent of the total population of India. India has seen a powerful women's prime minister and women's prime ministers. But the truth is that women are still helpless in Indian society. Many women still live under the poverty line, do not have access to educational facilities, have a minimal lifestyle and have zero financial independence.
However, times are changing and it is possible to notice fundamental changes that have been thought about in the role and status of women in Indian society. A major change has taken place in the policy of the concept of "welfare" in the 1970s to "development" in the 1990s and now from 1990 "power of attorney".
The government is not directly focused on women in India as they understand when women are "equal partners like men." They have run many national programs designed to spread awareness and ability to increase their involvement in the community.
These programs aim to make women educated, effective decisions with significant controls that lead to transformation. Through education and training, women become aware of the discrimination they make in many areas of family and society.
There is a huge division between rural and urban areas. City women are educated, independent, smart and in a financially strong position. This situation is a distant dream when it comes to rural areas.
Many rural women are deprived of basic facilities such as food, cloth, shelter, health and education. However, women's urban areas are not as chosen as they want to be, with increasing rape, sexual harassment at work and domestic violence.
Much has been done by governments and non-governmental organizations to enhance women's power in India, but obviously it has not been enough.
Revision of hundreds of government plans for women's rights in India – like Streeshakti and Balika Samrudhi Yojana – shows that very little has been done or achieved. The difference in the implementation of competency policy is primarily because women in India continue to be socially and economically backward.
The idea of women's strength in India would be only appropriate when Indian women are better educated, informed and in a position to make sensible decisions for themselves and their families. Misuse and exploitation must be stopped.
Women need better health care and Indian men need to be sensitive to women's quota. Women can not be reached in India without our basic need to be met first.