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Day 28 – Q 2. Why haven’t women been successful in forging a robust pressure group for the furtherance of women rights in India? Critically analyse. 

2. Why haven’t women been successful in forging a robust pressure group for the furtherance of women rights in India? Critically analyse. 

भारत में महिलाओं के अधिकारों को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए एक मजबूत दबाव समूह बनाने में महिलाओं को सफलता क्यों नहीं मिली? समालोचनात्मक विश्लेषण करें।


Generally a pressure group is a group of people who are organised actively for promoting and defending their common interest. Women pressure groups defending the common interests of woman. They are a vital link between the government and the governed. They keep governments more responsive to the wishes of the women community.


Reasons for Women haven’t successful in forging a robust pressure group for the furtherance of women rights in India.

Sadly, women in India have faced significant violations of their human rights for centuries. From rape and domestic violence to forced labor and denial of educational opportunities, the struggle for rights and empowerment is a daunting one for Indian women. In the world’s second-largest country, hundreds of millions of women are still affected by some of these issues. Women’s rights are vital to the success and growth of developing nations, making projects that empower Indian women vital to the well-being of the entire country.

  • Women’s Pressure Groups in India have proven to be one of the most difficult movements to organize, because they represent such a large and varied segment of society. While all women share an obvious bond through their gender, their interests vary depending on characteristics such as age, race, religion, and political affiliation.
  • Political participation of women: while women comprised 49 percent of the voting population, there are only 11.6 percent women parliamentarians in the country.
  • Cultural attitudes, the difficulties in raising sufficient campaign funds and inadequate support from political parties were some of the challenges to form women Pressure groups.
  • In the Indian context promoting the interests of the marginalized, such as women can be seen a threat to an existing social order
  • While Indian women and girls technically have constitutional rights equal to men in many regards — including citizenship and access to primary education — the reality is often radically different. Socially, women can be regarded as lesser humans, and face frightening levels of sexual assault and violence.

Some of the Women Organisations committed to improving the lives of women in India.

  • Commit2Change: About 64 percent of young girls will drop out of school before the 8th grade in India. In order to combat these high drop-out rates and the lack of educational opportunities for Indian girls, Commit2Change seeks to provide education for orphaned girls and other at-risk young women in India. Commit2Change believes that education is one of the best avenues for young Indian girls to avoid cycles of poverty, provide better access to and information about nutrition, and greatly improve the entire country’s GDP.
  • Sayfty: Rape is an issue of massive proportions in India: an Indian woman is raped every 20 minutes, and approximately one in ten rapes are committed against women under the age of 18. Because laws against rape in India do not provide women with nearly enough protection, the organization Sayfty emerged to equip women with tools that help keep them safe from acts of sexual violence, and educate women in matters of self-defense. While the ideal is that women would be free from the threat of physical violence without having to live in fear, organizations like Sayfty help to empower Indian women by equipping them with knowledge and tools that will help to keep them safe.


The concept of women empowerment throughout the world has its roots in women movement. There was an increase in women empowerment movement worldwide in the 20th century. The status of women differs enormously from region to region. Women’s status can be improved in terms of their rights, obligations and their participation in decision making, in education, employment and income.

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