Despite the presence of international instruments and national laws and policies, women in India are still distant behind men in maximum indicators of human development. Women’s subordination status are imitated in almost every domain in Indian society. Empowerment of women in patriarchal social order is impossible without support, assistance and involvement of male population. “Women’s empowerment is not just a woman’s issue it is a people’s issue”. Both men and women must work together to ensure rights and freedoms for all citizens. That people must change the ways in which they think and behave. This article tries to justify the need for empowering men to achieve empowerment of women in India without which any amount of women welfare schemes will not be able to enhance the status of women in India.
Cite this article:
Joydip Ghosal. Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and Role of Men in India. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(3): 689-692. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00114.6