International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2018)

Attitude Towards Women Empowerment of Class XII Girl Students of Shillong

Authors: [1] Ms. Ritu Sarkar [2] Dr. Yodida Bhutia

Pages: 1-5


Women constitute almost 50% of the world’s population but India has shown disproportionate sex ratio whereby female’s population has been comparatively lower than males. As far as their social status is concerned, they are not treated as equal to men in all the places. The main problems that were faced by women are gender discrimination, female infanticide, financial constraints, family responsibility, etc. It is said that if you educated a girl child or women you will educate the whole family. Education is milestone of women empowerment because it enables them to responds to the challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life. The present study focused on adolescence girls on their attitude towards women’s empowerment. The study found that majority girls’students have highly favourable attitude towards empowerment of women. Girls belonging to patriarchal society and the girls studying in co-education schools have more favourable attitude towards women empowerment than that of girls’from matrilineal society and that of girls’studying in all girls school in Shillong.