In this lesson we shall learn about the achievements of women in various fields.
First in India- Woman
First Indian woman
Finance Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman
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 Union Cabinet post
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Union Foreign Minister’s post
Sushma Swaraj
youngest minister of a state (Haryana)
Sushma Swaraj
Sarojini Naidu
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President of UN General Assembly
Vijaya  Lakshmi Pandit
Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
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 IPS Officer
Kiran Bedi (1972)
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To win Nobel Peace Prize
Mother Teresa
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To climb Mount Everest
Bachendri Pal(1984)
To win Booker Prize
Arundhati Roy (1997)
Pratibha Patil
Speaker of LokSabha
Meira Kumar (2009)
Judge in Supreme Court
Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
President of the Indian National Congress
(First women President)
Annie Besant
Chief Minister
Sucheta Kripalani
Director General of Police
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
Defencse Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman
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Maharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune
 First in the World- Woman
First woman
In space
Valentina Tereshkova
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To scale Mt Everest
Junko Tabei
Prime Minister
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sri Lanka
To win Olympic gold
Charlotte Cooper
Women's role in economic development:
To ensure sustainable development of the country, Women's empowerment and achieving gender equality is essential for our society.
  • Increasing women's education contributes to women's economic empowerment, resulting in more inclusive economic growth.
  • Women's economic empowerment is directly related to women's rights and gender equality.
  • As women's performance in the organization increases, the economy of the country also grows along.
The need for Economic Empowerment of Woman.
  • Women are more likely to be unemployed and are over-represented in informal and vulnerable employment.
  • Globally, women are paid less than men and are less likely to have access to social protection.
  • The domestic work handled by woman, which is so essential for the economy, often goes uncounted and unrecognized.
  • Violence and harassment in the world of work affects women regardless of age, location, income or social status.
In Indian society  women, Scheduled caste, scheduled tribes, children, poor, landless farmers are considered as weaker sections, and they have faced socio-economic and political discrimination in the hands of the dominating section since ancient time. Their fight for rights and access to justice is a long struggle that is still going on.
With this chapter, we have learned the various achievements of women in both world and India. The need of women's economic empowerment is also learned.
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