Women in India have struggled since times immemorial under the vices of a patriarchal society and unfortunately it continues in contemporary times under a misogynistic socio-cultural regime. However, we also have countless stories of women who have time and again stood up to the oppression they have faced and come out victorious. It can be sometimes argued that women are subdued because men are afraid what a woman at her full potential can accomplish. It has been conjectured that a woman empowerment movement will upset the order of systems across the world and arguably the order of nature as well. However, keeping aside the cultural, legal and social debates on this issue, our concern is that women should enjoy a dignified and quality life. The definition of a dignified and quality life varies with variation in time and space. Once upon a time, the majority opinion on what amounted to a quality life was marrying a rich or a well settled man.
However, books like Jane Eyre showed us otherwise. Today liberty and exercising freedom are considered to be symbols of a quality and dignified life for a woman and having the opportunities and choices available to exercise the same rights that a man has. This has to be developed and ingrained as the epitome of a quality and dignified life. But of course, nothing comes easy. It never has. With the rising instances of violence against women, domestic and otherwise, non-mitigated counts of female foeticide and infanticide, poor female literacy, unequal pay at work, sexual harassment at work place, child marriage and many more such deplorable practices it is prima facie evident that the struggle and fight continues. Our predecessors worked hard on the battle field and now it is our turn to be the torchbearers of women empowerment in its true sense and essence without being distracted or detracted by any kind of ill-willed or rigid patriarchal propagandas which till today are actively promoted all around us. We at Care Village Foundation believe that every woman has the right to and deserves to live a dignified and quality life no matter her education, her socio-economic background, her marital status, or any other factor which an ever regressing society has set up as a barrier. Therefore, we follow a model of awareness followed by implementation for women empowerment.