Women’s Equality

Last weekend, Women’s Equality Day commemorations were observed in some parts of the globe.

It marks the historic moment in the United States when the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was officially certified in 1920, granting women the right to vote and marked a significant milestone in the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage and reminds one and all of all the hurdles heroic women have overcome despite facing violence and discrimination in order to propel the women’s movement. It serves as a reminder of the hard-fought battle that suffragists waged for decades to secure voting rights for women and celebrates the progress made in advancing gender equality and women’s rights while reflecting on the ongoing challenges and work that remains to be done.

The day serves as a reminder of the hard-fought battle that suffragists waged for decades to secure voting rights for women and celebrates the progress made in advancing gender equality and women’s rights while reflecting on the ongoing challenges and work that remains to be done.

Experts say that the eradication of gender inequalities requires not only the integration of all the voices that have built social knowledge but also the overcoming of gender stereotypes. It is thus essential to identify the shortcomings and encourage gender studies as a requisite for their curricula in order to achieve inclusive, plural, and diverse models for teaching practices.

On Sunday last, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha while attending the final match of Kashmir Women Cricket League in Srinagar underlined that the daughters of J&K are shining in different sectors despite many obstacles and challenges. He said they are breaking the glass ceilings and advancing their position in agriculture, industries, IT and startups. Even in the sports arena, they have proved to be second to none, he said.

Importantly, the Lieutenant Governor underscored that women-led development is the top priority of the government. The socio-economic development policy of the government, he said, is based on the idea of gender equality and necessary steps have been taken for empowerment of women and to provide them equal opportunity in every sector, he said.

Empowerment of the women is important. It is also a time to acknowledge the contributions of women throughout history and in contemporary society.

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