Report of the working group on empowerment of women


  The extent of empowerment of women in the national hierarchy is determined largely by the three factors – her economic, social and political identity and their weightage. It is only when all the three factors are simultaneously addressed and made compatible with each other, can the woman be truly empowered. Therefore for holistic empowerment of the woman to happen - social, economic and political aspects impacting a woman’s life must converge effectively. For this holistic approach, The Planning Commission constituted a Working Group on “Empowerment of Women” for the 11th Five Year Plan with the basic objective to carry out a review, analysis and evaluation of the existing provisions/ programmes for women and make recommendations for the Eleventh Five Year Plan.


Ministry of Women and Child Development Government of India, New Delhi



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