Women represent nearly half of the world’s population there are several laws which has been passed by the government to protect and empower women. Empowerment is the process of development through which an individual is more aware, politically active, economically productive and independent, control over the factors which affect life. The theory of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women but also enables the state to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women.
Even after so many laws both national and international the position of women is not so good, even now she faces all kinds of discrimination, dowry harassment, sexual crimes, acid attacks, domestic violence etc.
This paper tries to analyse the reasons for the position of women when laws and policies are existing. Are laws and policies made for women not implemented properly?
The methodology adopted for this paper is doctrinal in nature. The material for the study is secondary in nature.