There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women- Kofi Annan
Each year we celebrate International Women's day on March 8th with a determination to commemorate the achievements of women, and to acknowledge the special status they deserve in society. The significant question is what difference has it made to the position of women? Have women become really strong, and have their long term struggles ended?
Though women have progressed in a number of spheres, yet looking from a wider perspective, the situation remains grim. According to the statistics by CARE, out of 1.3 billion people who live in absolute poverty around the globe, 70% are women. Reflecting on UNESCO's medium term strategy 2008-13, gender equality has been assigned as organization's global priority. Astonishingly, two third of the 774 million adults in the world who cannot read is women. Anything that makes a woman feel inferior and takes away her self-respect is abuse. Women must be encouraged to prove their mettle on every sphere. Our project "Myself & My safety" is directed towards the all- around development of each and every section of Indian women, not confining the benefit to a particular section of women in society, by giving them their due share. It is a must to protect their chastity, modesty and dignity and ensure their dignified position in society.