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2) Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata. Substantiate your view.(250 words)

Topic-  Role of women and women’s organization

2) Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata. Substantiate your view.(250 words)

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to examine whether the women’s movement of India has failed to successfully address or bring into limelight the problems faced by women of lower strata in India. Thereafter, we need to substantiate our view with examples of such movement and actions taken by the government and its impact on women. We need to highlight the severity of problem and discuss way forward.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight that women’s movement in India has come a long way since the advent of such movements by the early Indian social reformers such as Raja Ram Mohan Roy etc.

Body

  • Highlight the nature of issues faced by the women of lower strata in different spheres such as economic, political, social etc
  • Discuss that after independence it was felt that the developmental work being carried out by the government, it was thought, would automatically enhance the status of women. However it was the towards equality report which opened the eyes of everyone regarding the poor status of women that continued to afflict Indian society.
  • Discuss the steps taken to improve the status of women and how socially disadvantaged section has failed to take advantage of it

Conclusion – Highlight that the society should be forthcoming to support women and the way forward.

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