Role of Education in the Empowerment of Tribal Women in India

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, however, if you educate a woman you educate a whole family. Women empowered means mother India empowered”.
– Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Education plays a pivotal role in the progression & development of all human being. And women education is a signpost of women empowerment because it not only creates an edifice of confidence and self-esteem rather also enables them to face the challenges and hurdles. Women’s education in India is not only a need of the hour rather is necessarily needed to change their women in the society. Tribal community and especially the tribal women are the most marginalized one which faces a plethora of impediments in their day to day life. They in all social communities are more illiterate and susceptible due to which they face lot of difficulties like reproductive health, gender disparity, malnutrition and many other. Due to lack of education amongst tribal women, they are subject to lot of atrocities and exploitation. When primary & secondary survival doings are seen, women work way more than a man but still are subject to gender inequality & other biasness due to the existing patriarchal structure of the society. Though women literacy rate has gradually increased in India, but still tribal women are far behind the national increase of women literacy. The progress of educational system of tribal society will be a magnificent step not only towards the social development and the path of prosperity rather the overall development of society and blessing for the whole mankind.

Aparna Singh, Assistant Professor of Law, Unitedworld School of Law (UWSL)

Disclaimer: The opinions / views expressed in this article are solely of the author in his / her individual capacity. They do not purport to reflect the opinions and/or views of the College and/or University or its members.

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