It is often said that the status and position of women in society are the best way to understand a civilization, its progress and its shortcomings. The issue of gender justice and women empowerment has been a concern in many nations and in many an arena for some centuries. Though there has been formal removal of institutionalized discrimination, yet the mindset and the attitude ingrained in the subconscious have not been erased. Women still face all kinds of indignity and prejudice. Gender equality of opportunity and women’s empowerment are integral and essential elements of any serious strategy for economic growth and pro-poor development. In-spite of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Charter, International Covenants and conventions, it is distressing to note that women all over the world have been denied complete justice, social, economic and political. As member of opposite sex, they have been abused and exploited by the male-dominated society. Even though the Constitution and law of the land has given adequate protection and safeguard the interest of women, due to utter callousness, apathy and indolence of the society, a woman is figured as a weaker sex. It is an artificial creation, not an edict of God.
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Md. Baharul Islam. Women Empowerment and Gender Justice. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(3): 683-688. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00118.3