Panchayats and the local bodies are programmes launched with a view to improve andempower women socially, economically and in political frontiers.Empowerment is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and multi-layered concept. Women'sempowerment is a process in which women gain greater share of control over resources -material, human and intellectual like knowledge, information, ideas and financialresources like money - and access to money and control over decision-making in thehome, community, society and nation, and to gain `power'. According to the CountryReport of Government of India,
"Empowerment means moving from a position of enforced powerlessness to one of power"
.Women constitute almost 50% of the world’s population. As per as their social status isconcerned, they are not treated as equal to men in all the places, through in the westerncountries women are treated on par with men in most of the fields, their counterpart in theeast suffers from many disabilities. The disabilities on the one hand and the inequalities between men and women on the other, have given rise to what is known “Gender problem”. All one the world and particularly in South and East Asia and Africa the gender problem has assumed importance during the recent years the gender issue has becomevirtually a crucial point of argument. It is now widely believed that empowerment of women i.e., providing equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities to women, will go along way in removing the existing gender discrimination. Women empowerment incontemporary Indian society in forms of their work, education, health and media imagesin the forms of their work, education, health and media images in the context of lineage,rule of residence and household chores, their context of lineage, rule of residence andhousehold chores, their participation in social and political activities, their legal status interms of marriage, divorce and inheritance of property, seeking wealth care should betaken into consideration. Empowerment in terms of knowledge and awareness of onesown life and society including legal raise their status with regarded to the lives.
Gender Inequalities refers to the obvious or hidden disparities among individuals basedon the performance of gender. This problem in simple term is known as Gender Biaswhich in simple terms means the gender stratification or making difference between a girland a boy i.e. a male or a female. In making biasness among the gender India has 10thrank out of 128 countries all over the world which is shameful for us . But this problem isincreasing although government has banned the pre-natal sex examination. In India (inthe older times) this problem is mainly seen in the rural areas because many rural peoplethink that the girl child is burden on them. But now this is also being seen in the urbanareas i.e. in offices, institutions, schools and in society. The afflicted world in which welive is characterised by deeply unequal sharing of the burden of adversities betweenwomen and men. Gender Inequality exists in most part of the world, from Japan toMorocco, or from Uzbekistan to United States of America (as stated earlier).However, inequality between men and women can take very many different forms.Indeed, gender inequality is not one homogeneous phenomenon, but a collection of disparate and interlinked problems. The issue of gender inequality is one which has been publicly reverberating through society for decades. The problem of inequality inemployment being one of the most pressing issues today. In order to examine thissituation one must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the