“If you educate a man you educate an individual, however, if you educate a woman you educate a whole family. Women empowered means mother India empowered.” – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
To begin with, there is a positive relationship between education and women empowerment. Education is considered as a basic requirement and fundamental right for every individual irrespective of their caste, creed, gender, religion and economic background. For any nation to develop economically, education is the only way aspired. It’s not just the male community alone who take up the burden on their shoulders, but the women as well without whose equal contribution a nation cannot move forward. Why education indeed is an important aspect of women empowerment? Here are few reasons below:
1) Education empowers women to know their rights, make their own choice of decisions in every aspect of their life. It further builds them to stand up for anything that comes against them.
2) Education enables a woman to choose the career professions on their own and earn for herself and her family. Education gives a sense of financial security to women, who no longer have to bow before men for money.
3) Women who are educated contribute to the national economy becoming a driving source for the development of the nation.
4) Education helps women to achieve self-respect and confidence, and gain self-esteem.
Ever since the evolution of technology in education, it had a major impact on the lives of women. Technology has made it easier for every woman to get educated and further become employed. Technology in education has enforced women to become more inclined towards education thereby increasing the literacy rate. They eventually started occupying higher positions with men in the organizations.
The role of women, technology, and education have changed dramatically. With the widespread use of technology in the field of education, many online education platforms have taken birth reaching out to learners globally. Education was globalized making it possible for everyone to access from anywhere around the globe, eliminating the geographical boundaries and time barriers. Women, irrespective of their economic background, could access the global platform, communicate and perform business operations through technology. Further, technology has even enabled women to start their business organizations and become successful entrepreneurs making them stand tall along with men.