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Essay on Women In Indian Armed Forces

Essay on Women In Indian Armed Forces

Introduction :

Women have done incredible things within the history of the world. They have proven time to time that they are equal in just about every way with the men. In today’s times, women are walking shoulder to shoulder with men in all sphere of life. The Supreme Court of India allowed women to serve as permanently commissioned officers in 10 combat support arms and services of the Indian Army. If we take global perspective, women are serving in the defense forces of many other countries such as the USA, Israel, Canada, Britain Germany etc. But women are normally not included in on-field combat roles.

  • They either serve in technical and administrative posts or sometimes on voluntary basis on the battlefield. The argument behind it is that women might be weaker physically. Thus, they would not possess the physical attributes suitable to become combat soldiers.
  • As per the report of an NGO, female soldiers are, on average, shorter and smaller than men, with 45-50% less upper body strength and 25-30% less aerobic capacity, which is essential for endurance. 
  • In addition, a concern is that romantic relationships between men and women belonging to the same unit could disrupt a unit’s fighting capacity.
  • Another argument against the inclusion of women in combat units is that placing women in combat would create a risk of them being captured, tortured and sexually harassed. 
  • Marriage and the subsequent birth of their children are major turning points in the careers of service women.  Now if we talk about some pros, allowing a mixed gender force keeps the military strong. 
  • Women are more effective in some circumstances than men. Allowing women to serve doubles the talent pool for delicate and sensitive jobs that require interpersonal skills. 
  • Currently, only Indian Air Force inducts women in a combat role as fighter pilots. The Air Force has around 13% of women officers, the highest among all three forces. The Army has approx 4% of women officers, while the Navy has 6% of women officers. 

Conclusion :

We can also say that India has limited experience as regards the induction of women in the armed forces. Hence, our knowledge of the complexities and long-term effects of the issues involved are very limited. On the other hand, women have been serving in the militaries of developed countries for a long time. These countries have acquired a deep understanding of all the issues. It is the responsibility of the Government to create both administrative and social infrastructure for the easy induction of women into the Armed Forces so that they can serve their country too.

Long essay on Women In Indian Armed Forces

Introduction : 

The Indian armed forces comprises of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The Coast Guard was set up as an Armed Force more recently in 1978. Due to their unique roles as protectors of the nation’s land, sea and airspace respectively, the nature of work in each service is different. Apart from their main roles of defending the country, they may also be required to perform tasks to ease civil administration during times of crisis. The Indian president is the supreme commander of the armed forces. In carrying out the primary role of defending the nation, the armed forces personnel are bound by certain rules that govern their conduct. 

  • Bright, young and energetic men and women make up the bulk of manpower in the armed forces. Recruitment is voluntary, which implies that every citizen of India is eligible to be a part of it, provided he/she fulfils the specified criteria for selection. 
  • Caste, region or religion, do not come in the way of the selection process, thereby making it a heterogeneous work place. Personnel retire earlier than many other government sectors, to keep the armed forces team, young and dynamic.
  •  Manpower in each of the services is broadly divided into ‘Commissioned officers’, ‘JCO’s (Junior Commissioned Officers)’ and ‘Other Ranks’ based on their qualifications and seniority.
  • The role of women in the armed forces for a long time, was limited to the medical profession i.e. doctors and nurses. In 1992, the doors were thrown open for women entry as regular officers in aviation, logistics, law, engineering and executive cadres. 
  • Thousands of spirited young women applied against advertisements and it was a turning point in the history of time. These women chose a new field where they had to painstakingly pave a path for the others to follow.
  • The initial adjustment problems weren’t as much for the women as it was for the men. Wrapped in their tradition of chivalry and respect to women, most gentlemen officers could not treat their female counterparts at par with themselves.
  • Their subordinates too, were men who came from conservative families where they saw women playing only traditional roles. The emergence of these women into totally male dominated bastions did initially create embarrassing moments for both. 
  • Men hushed their talks and behaved courteously, while women had to do with makeshift arrangements to suit their needs within units. Over the years and having come a long way now, men have realized that these women in uniform are their efficient and able co-workers. 
  • Currently, women in the non-medical cadre, serve as Short Service Commissioned (SSC) officers. Under this type of commission, they can serve in the armed forces for a period ranging from 5-14 years. On release they can pursue a career in the civil sector. 
  • SSC officers are released with gratuity and can avail some benefits as ex-serviceperson, but they do not get pension.  Women in the medical branch i.e. doctors and nurses can serve as Permanent Commissioned (PC) officers and are eligible for pension after retirement. They also have the option to serve as Short Service Commissioned officers.

 In the modern day of electronic warfare, it’s more about overcoming stress in warfare than physical combat. It has been proven scientifically that women handle stress better and are also mentally tougher. This is not to undermine a woman’s physical capability. Women have done extremely well in physical training as well. In the first few batches at the armed forces training academies women displayed more endurance and some even outran their male counterparts in cross-country runs and long distance marches. They carry on this tradition and keep setting new records. As most lady officers are married to gentlemen officers in the armed forces, as per government policies, they are transferred together. Women officers can also avail of maternity leave; furlough and annual leave in succession, to cater to pre and post-natal care. On retirement too, they enjoy medical facilities and coveted club memberships. 

Women Empowerment – Necessity of present Time

Introduction : 

Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society. A lot is being heard these days on the need for the empowerment of women. With regards to current scenario the question arises that “Are women become really strong?” Many programs have been implemented and run by the government such as international Women’s Day, Mother’s Day etc. in order to bring awareness in the society about the true rights and value of the women in the development of the nation. There is a high level of gender inequality in India where women are ill-treated by their family members and outsiders.

  • The percentage of literate population in India is around 74% in which 65% is covered by women. The real meaning of the women empowerment is to make them well educated and leave them free so that they can be capable of taking their own decisions in any field. 
  • In modern India, women have held high offices including that of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Leader of the Opposition, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and Governors.
  • Women in India now participate fully in areas such as education, sports, politics, media, art and culture, service sectors, science and technology, etc.
  • Women’s empowerment is the most crucial point for the overall development of a country. Suppose, in a family, there is one earning person, while in another family, both men and women are earning, then who will have a better lifestyle.
  • The answer is simple, the family where both men and women are earning money. Thus, the country where men and women work together develops at a faster rate.
  • Crime against women such as rape, acid throwing, dowry killings, honor killings, and the forced prostitution of young girls has been reported in India.
  • India needs to take some advance steps to improve the women’s position in the society through the proper health, higher education, and economic participation. 
  • Women can be empowered in various ways. It can be done through government schemes as well as on an individual basis.

Conclusion : 

At the individual level, we should start respecting women and start giving them opportunities equal to men. We should promote and encourage them for jobs, higher education, business activities, etc.The Government has come up with various schemes such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, Mahila-E-Haat, Mahila Shakti Kendra, Working Women Hostel, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, etc.; to empower women. Apart from these schemes, we as individuals can also empower women by abolishing social evils like the dowry system, child marriage. These small steps will change the situation of women in society and make them feel empowered.   

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao – Girls the future of the Society

Introduction : 

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save girl child, educate a girl child) is a social campaign of the Government of India that aims to generate awareness and improve the position for girls. This program was launched to make some positive changes in the Indian society in status of girl child. The scheme was launched with an initial funding of ₹100 crore. BBBP scheme was launched on 22 January 2015 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • There are many restrictions for the girl child in the Indian society which hinders the proper growth and development of the girl child. It aims to address the issue of the declining child sex ratio.
  • This scheme hinders the practice of female foeticide, girl child insecurity, sex discrimination etc. against girl child. Girls should be given equal status in families, at schools and in other places. Women must enjoy a fair share in the economy as well. They are as important as boys.
  • Families in villages and urban areas alike should be well-aware of the scheme. They should be well-educated about the importance of daughters in society. Society cannot progress without daughters.
  • Parents think that only boys are their property as they have to look after them in the old age however girls have to go another place to care her in-laws. 
  • Such thinking of the people about girl is really embarrassing and need to be eradicated from the people’s mind for giving the full rights of girl child from birth.
  • In the Population Census it was revealed that the population ratio of India in 2011 is 943 females per 1000 of males.  Olympics 2016 bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was made brand ambassador for BBBP to bring awareness in the country about the actual position of the girl child.
  • As responsible citizens of our country, we must organize awareness drives to nearby villages and educate them. Also, inform and make localities aware about the importance of girl child and education.
  • The conservative mind still stands as a monstrous hurdle in educating and saving daughters. Street plays in schools, villages, urban and rural-urban areas must be staged that render a message of equality of boys and girls. 

Conclusion :

Teach for India is another initiative that is aimed at teaching poor and socially backward kids irrespective of caste, colour and gender. It is important to raise awareness about the right treatment of girls and the importance of educating them among the students of schools, colleges and universities. Students must take part in speeches and express their opinions about the same. The people of our country should realize the responsibilities towards the girl child and they should be given equal opportunities in our society.

Safety of Women – A step to protect our future

Introduction : 

Women safety in India is a big concern which has been a most important topic regarding women safety. India is a most famous country all over the world for its great tradition and culture where women are given most respected place. Women are given the place of Goddess Lakshmi in the Indian society. Indian women are found working in all fields like aeronautics, space, politics, banks, schools, sports, businesses, army, police, and many more however we also cannot ignore the negative aspect of women position in India. Every day and every minute some women are getting harassed, molested, assaulted, and violated at various places all over the country.  

  • There is a big list of crimes against women in India such as acid attack, domestic violence, child abuse, dowry deaths, honor killings, rape, sexual harassment, forced prostitution, and many more.
  • In order to improve the condition regarding women safety in India self-defense techniques are the first and foremost thing to which each and every woman must be aware of for their safety.
  • They must have all the emergency numbers with them so that they can immediately contact to their family members and police.
  • There is a list of safety laws for women from all type of crimes against women but the number and frequency of crimes against women are increasing day by day. 
  • We should not blame the government because women safety is not only the responsibility of government only, it is the responsibility of every citizen. 
  • Although the list of crimes is very long, we can take measures to ensure women’s safety in our country. Firstly, the government must make stringent laws that ensure the punishment of criminals immediately.
  • Fast track courts must be set so the victim gets justice instantly. This will serve as a great example for other men to not commit crimes against women.

Conclusion :

Most importantly, men must be taught to respect women from an early age. They must consider women as equals so they don’t even think of harming them. When you consider someone inferior, you tend to oppress them. If this thinking goes away, half of the crimes will automatically end. In short, crimes against women are stopping the growth of our country. We must ask the men to change their thinking and work to make the world a safer place for women. There is an urgent need to understand and solve this problem of women safety so that they can also grow equally like men in their own country.

Women Entrepreneurs in India

Introduction :

Women constitute around half of the total world population. So is in India also. They are regarded as the better half of the society. In traditional societies, they were confined to the four walls of houses performing household activities. In modem societies, they have come out of the four walls to participate in all sorts of activities.

  • Women have been performing exceedingly well in different spheres of activities like academics, politics, administration, social work and so on. 
  • The person who has an idea, and who executes this idea and makes sure that it functions smoothly is called an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs can also helm a business and make sure it runs smoothly.
  • Some of the most famous women entrepreneurs in India are Chanda Kocchar, (MD and CEO, ICICI Bank), Simone Tata (Chairperson, Trent Limited), Neelam Dhawan (MD, HP-India), and Kiran Mazumdar (Chairman and MD, Biocon).
  • The rapid strides that these women have taken over the past few decades have shown us the calibre that all women inherently possess. Indian women are coming out from the daily routine of their lives inside the doors of their houses.

Conclusion :

Multitasking women all over the country balance their work, home and family perfectly. Family members too are helping out and supporting women to achieve successful careers. If all women decide to explore themselves and not limit their lives to certain jobs, then each one of them can become a successful entrepreneur, working by their own rules and contently living their own life. Indian women can achieve this dream and in the coming decades women will do brilliantly in all domains of human lives.

Essay on Crime Against Women In India & Its Challenges

Introduction :

“You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.” This quote is given by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru which shows that the status of women depicts the social, economic and mental condition of a nation. Crime against women in India is refers to physical, emotional or sexual crime committed against women. It can be in form of domestic violence, sexual assault, acid throwing, child marriage and murder. The main reason behind it is gender inequality present in our patriarchal society. 

  • According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report 2020, there were 4 lakh cases recorded against women and even more have unreported that really makes our country India one of the most dangerous country for women.
  • In these more than 30% cases were of domestic violence. In the lockdown phase due to covid-19, there was an upsurge in cases of domestic violence that’s why the National Commission for Women (NCW) had to launch WhatsApp number to report these cases.
  • Women are continuously facing and suffering from many threats ranging from molestation, sexual abuse, harassment at workplace, domestic violence, gang rape, eve teasing, cyber bulling, acid attack, marital rape, dowry system to honour killings.
  • These are visible offences against women and covid-19 makes the condition even worse. India also degraded at 140th rank in Global Gender Gap Report 2021 produced by world economic forum.
  • Metropolitans are infamous for heinous rapes like Nirbhaya case of Delhi. For checking such crimes, pilot projects for ‘Safe City Program’ is launched by the government.
  • There is one death every hour due to domestic violence for dowry. To check this, government came up with Dowry prohibition Act 1961 and domestic violence prevention Act 2005.
  • In the aftermath of ‘Kathua Rape Case’ government came up with ‘Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 which aims to provide protection to children against sexual abuse.
  • There should be more strict laws for protecting women, fast track courts also be there for crime against women, training centres should be opened for self defence.

Capital punishment should be mandatory for heinous crimes like rape, acid attack, sexual assault etc. The cases like Kathua kand and Nirbhaya gang rape put a question mark on women’s rights to live with dignity. Social revolution is the need of the hour to root out this menace from our society and we should give respect and recognition to women. This can be done by educating boys & girls and promoting gender equality in our country.

Short Essay on Women’s Safety in India

Introduction :

Women safety in India is a big concern which has been a most important topic regarding women safety. India is a most famous country all over the world for its great tradition and culture where women are given most respected place. Women are given the place of Goddess Lakshmi in the Indian society. Indian women are found working in all fields like aeronautics, space, politics, banks, schools, sports, businesses, army, police, and many more however we also cannot ignore the negative aspect of women position in India.

  • Every day and every minute some women are getting harassed, molested, assaulted, and violated at various places all over the country. 
  • There is a big list of crimes against women in India such as acid attack, domestic violence, child abuse, dowry deaths, honor killings, rape, sexual harassment, forced prostitution, and many more.
  • In order to improve the condition regarding women safety in India self-defense techniques are the first and foremost thing to which each and every woman must be aware of for their safety.
  • They must have all the emergency numbers with them so that they can immediately contact to their family members and police.
  • There is a list of safety laws for women from all type of crimes against women but the number and frequency of crimes against women are increasing day by day. 

Conclusion :

We should not blame the government because women safety is not only the responsibility of government only, it is the responsibility of every citizen. There is an urgent need to understand and solve this problem of women safety so that they can also grow equally like men in their own country.

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