CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Working women’s demands in information technology. 3. Women’s organisations: status and functions. 4. Women’s employment in banking sector. 5. Developments in women empowerment. 6. Indian women, politics and leadership. 7. Women workers and the contradictions. 8. The task of woman in the modern world. 9. Trends and statistics for women in business. 10. Women’s empowerment in print media. 11. Special thrust on employment and training for women. 12. The Women’s Liberation Movement.
Women, being the integral part of our so-called democratic nation have always been looked down under the dictatorship of men. Women not only suffer in the rural India but the problem remains the same in the urban sector of the society too. Nearly 38 per cent of women reported experiencing physical violence at least once in their married life, while 72 per cent encounter psychological abuse. But at the same time, a major revolution in the sector of employment for women has led to a mass effect in the nation. It stirred man mindsets and freed women of all the bondages, which earlier prevailed. Since Indian culture binders women’s access to jobs in stores, factories, and the public sector, the informal sector is particularly important for women. More women may be involved in undocumented or disguised wage work than in the formal labour force. There are estimates that over 90 percent of working women are involved in the informal sector and not included in official statistics. This book will be quite useful for researchers, teachers and NGOs who are involved in fields of women related issues.