Chamanlal, working for empowering women from his community for 10 years, tells us about the current state of women in Jharkhand. Providing equal opportunity to women is a necessity for every aspect of societal development. Our society couldn’t do this yet. Rampant male dominancy cause women suffer from – lack of opportunity to study, not having names in legal land documents, domestic violence, dowry, foeticide, gender discrimination and poverty. This needs to be stopped. The first step, Chamanlal suggests, is to make widespread celebration of International Women’s Day, spread awareness by reaching to them with information about women’s rights, legal help & procedures to stop any atrocity they face in any form.
Chamanlal is from Navadi region in Bokaro district, Jharkhand.