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Speech on Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment means to empower women that are to make them financially stable, independent, and to give them a respectable position in society. I have given below three speeches on women empowerment of varied lengths for my readers.

Short and Long Speech on Women Empowerment

Speech 1

Good morning Principal Sir, teachers, and dear friends. I am here to give a speech on women empowerment. It is a significant subject, one that must be considered on priority.

We hear the word ‘women empowerment’ too often. We hear it in talk shows, on news channels, in societies, where people discuss to leverage the status of women in society.

But, the scenarios differ globally. In developed countries like America and the UK, women's empowerment has been achieved substantially. In those countries, women enjoy almost equal status like men, in the family and in the workplace.

Unfortunately, many developing countries including India, are still struggling to eliminate the gender disparity that exists in the male-dominated society; though the constitution guarantees gender equality.

Fortunately, the government has taken several initiatives to make India a more equated and unbiased country, as far as gender is concerned. Today several laws are in force to protect the women against discrimination and ill-treatment. There are also many welfare schemes for the women and also for the girl child so that they live an independent, happy, and fruitful life.

The future course of the nation will be decided by how its women are treated today. Thank You!


Speech 2

Hello everyone! My deepest regards to Principal Sir, teachers, and friends. I am here to give a speech on women empowerment.

Women empowerment in the most general explanation is the action to raise the status of women in society. It includes educating them, making them financially independent, making them more vocal about their career, giving them an equal opportunity for employment and promotion.

Considering the fact that by and large, Indian society is a male-dominated society and women despite being its important members are always marginalized socially; it becomes imperative to press women empowerment effectively.

Education plays a significant role in women's empowerment. An educated woman is bound to gather more significance in a family and will be respected in society. Besides, education is also a giant step towards the financial independence of women. In education lies the true progress of women empowerment.

But, there is another section of Indian society that educates women and allows them certain liberties and freedom like the men; yet even in such societies, women do face certain discriminations and atrocities entirely due to their gender only.

For example, every one in three working women in India have accepted undergoing harassment in working place and same numbers have been subjected to domestic violence. These are an educated office going women who are otherwise free to socialize and make their own decisions. These things happen because educated or not, society considers women as the weaker sex. However, this is a fallacy that must be removed as early as possible.

Certainly, this calls for a societal change, change in the society’s perception towards its own women. Teaching our children to always respect a woman is a noble way for society to move towards women's empowerment.

It is more likely that when a boy becomes an adult, he will treat women the same way he had seen women in his family treated. Bottom line – the initiative to change the society begins at home. Good Bye and Thank You!


Speech 3

Respected Principal Sir, honored guests, teachers, and my dear friends. I am honored for having given the opportunity of giving a speech on women empowerment.

We live in a patriarchal society, where important decisions are taken by the male members of the family. Though this rudimentary system is changing, but still, the majority of rural and urban households adopt this as a rule.

One question has always perplexed me, and that is – had things been always like this? Were women of India had always been marginalized? Perhaps not – this is the land of Rani Lakshmi Bai, Sarojini Naidu, Rani Chennamma, and several others. These women were no less than males had made a name for themselves through their bravery and wit.

But, by and large, as a society, we have always remained male dominant. Males stepped out of the house to earn while the women stayed home to take care of domestic issues. This disparity has pressed for the need for women empowerment.

Friends, women empowerment is not a single act of empowering women but includes many spheres of implementation, depending on the society, existing norms, and status of the women. In some societies or houses, it may be required to give women more say in education, finance, and other areas while in some others it may be required to give them legal protection.

We have to understand the term women empowerment elaborately. In the villages of India, women usually don’t participate in the financial decisions of the family or they even don’t have a say in the children’s education. Not only women but also girls are largely discriminated against when it comes to education. Girls have a much larger school dropout rate as compared to boys in India.

Therefore, in the villages, there is evidently a need to make women educated and independent, so that they be given the due place and importance in the family. It is not something that can be achieved in a day or two. This could only be achieved gradually by the government agencies, their public representatives, and the people of course. Educating women and girl children plays a significant role in women's empowerment of villages.

Though areas like skill learning, adult education, and business loans especially for women are some other welcomed steps for women empowerment.

On the contrary women in urban settlements are educated and several have secured a job for themselves, yet they too face discrimination at different spheres. Domestic violence, harassment at the workplace, eve-teasing, etc. are a growing norm in urban educated well to do families. Please don’t misunderstand me; I am not saying that all the families are the same! But, this is a problem that concerns the nation today; at least that’s what the figures speak. At least 56% of Indian women have faced domestic violence of some kind or the other.

There is evidently a need to give women more protection under the law. There should be an immediate response to acts of violence or harassment and also a speedy and fast trial of cases.

I am happy to share with you that the successive governments of India have made necessary laws and amendments to make the country safer and flourishing for women. Today, with just a single call or touching a panic button on her smartphone, any woman, at any corner of the country can summon emergency law enforcement services immediately.

But, I believe that whatever you do, how perfectly you do it, there is always room for further improvement. Nothing could achieve perfection but this is the way to achieve near perfection. Therefore, we must continuously effort towards empowering our women in whatever way possible. Thank You!