Gender equality occurs when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities. Gender disparity affects everyone: men, women, transgender and gender diverse people, children, and families. It affects people of various ages and backgrounds.
Gender equality is urgently required. Gender equality lowers violence against women and girls. It is essential for economic prosperity. Societies that regard men and women equally are safer and healthier. Gender equality is a human right. Gender equality is beneficial to everyone.
MCRF’s Stepping Stones to Bridge the Gap
Keeping in view a gender-positive recovery, Dr MCR Foundation has been working at the grassroots level to end this cycle of disparity and motivate the women of our country to achieve excellence – Women’s Excellence programme.
Improved access to information among women can build their professional interest and increase their economic participation. In line with this, the foundation has been aiding and assisting women-led businesses and self-help groups. Women in rural areas are found at the faultines of various intersectional issues, facing a lot more struggles. To give them a platform to progress, supporting rural women with education so they can become leaders and live without barriers, arranging stable and suitable job options for rural women across the state and pushing rural women towards freedom and economic safety are some of the measures. At the economic level, promoting female entrepreneurs through motivation, support and giving them a voice makes real difference.
Further, sustainable development processes can empower grassroots women to transform the living conditions of their families and communities, and enable them to reverse these vulnerabilities.
Addressing the issue at hand in a fundamental way, overcoming gender inequality will not result from specific isolated programmes, but from a comprehensive approach that involves multiple sectors and stakeholders.
First and foremost, it is essential to enable women to fulfil their human capability and for their families and societies to realise their full potential. Every safe, educated, healthy and empowered female has the potential to transform her family, community, economy, and society. They need opportunities that can overcome economic, cultural and gender barriers. Multi-sectoral cooperation is needed to create breakthrough ideas and solutions to break down economic, social and technical barriers.
The larger vision must be to put women at the core of the developmental process, from the planning to the implementation level. Moving towards such a tomorrow will not only push India towards gender parity, but also witness excellence in all aspects that build a better society.