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Women Emmancipation

  • Date Submitted: 06/16/2013 09:11 AM
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Nowadays equal opportunities are perceptible in the society as more and more women are getting involved in the political arena which previously was the exclusive domain of men. There are certain women who have marked the course of history, for example Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto and Indira Gandhi who is the first female Prime Minister in India from 14 January 1980 – 31 October 1984. Rankin Jeannette of Montana in 1917 was the first female to have been elected member of the house of the representative in US. In 1968, Shirley Chisholm was the first black women to be elected member of the House of Representatives, not only in other countries but also in Mauritius there are equality of rights. In Mauritius quantum leap have been made in this direction. In the last general election (in 2010), both the government alliance and the opposition party aligned a substantial number of female candidates. Many of those elected are now senior ministers and parliamentary secretaries, a leading figure of the socialist party in France invited by the Mauritian government as guest to participate Ségolène Royal in the Women’s day stated that Mauritian Government has done more than France in terms of female Equality in line with the policies of the United Nation concerning gender equality. To state that women are very much in the line light in the political world and equal rights are given to them is a stark reality.
Promotion of equal opportunities can also be regarded as a myth as in certain work fields ex: textiles, hotels and film industry, Women are exploited and deprived of equal opportunity. Some women in textile industry are given a pay-packet of 25 percent less than their male colleagues for the same task. Prospect of promotion are dim for these grade of workers. Women are guaranteed a sense of security at their work places. Men still tend to look down upon women and disregard their achievements as trials and unimportant. As women are physically weak, this allows leeway...


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