Women Empowerment - A Cause for Increasing Divorce Rate in India


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Ravindra Wagg said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
No Women empowerment is not the cause for the increased divorce rate. Women empowerment is actually the need of the society because if a woman is empowered and educated then her whole family is benefited. Women not only take care of the family but also provide a helping hand for her husband. She is the backbone of the family.

And talking about divorce, there are many results for it and nun of the causes for divorce directly related with women's empowerment.

Due to empowerment of women, they have come to know their rights to live. I agree with the fact that women's now express their view which was not possible earlier as our society was male dominated, because of this there has increased arguments between husband and wife but getting a divorce is not the right way to end the argument. Both husband and wife should understand the value of every relation and should find a solution to their problems other than divorce.

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Pooja Lokhande said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
According to me, increasing divorce rate in India is not because of women empowerment. It is just because of nowadays, women have been very smart. They have decided not to cry but to fight against injustice. Women are nowadays aware of the law, legislation.

Men were cheating with their wife from too many years back. They had extra marital affairs and all. But in those days, women were not too smart to recognize that. But now women are too smart. Nowadays, they have started using a hidden camera, web cam, GPS tracker and they are now able to see their husband. Where is he and with whom?

And another thing, if men are loyal to their wife, respecting her and transparency in their relationship and both should give an equal status and respect to each other, then there is no chance to start conflict and arguments. It just depends on how you are treating your life partner, not on men or women empowerment.

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Mukesh said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
I think women empowerment is not caused by increasing divorce rate in India. Firstly I would like to inform all of you that Women Empowerment is the thing which improves women's strength and makes powerfull without any dependent. I come to the point, divorce is caused because understanding between couples and women make independent so they are not facing crisis and trouble.

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Susanta Karmakar said: (Jul 29, 2017)  
In point of my view, empowerment of women does not increase the divorce rating. Empower of women help them to stable financially in society, they can easily solve any problem with out depending anyone, they can live in groom house without fear. In old days women tolerate all torture for fear. And they were very fearful after divorce where they will go. But women empower help them to go out from this family fear. In my view, divorce increasing due to lack of mutual understanding, love, faith, the passion between couples. If any couple takes divorce that's means they can't able to solve their problem.

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Sathvik said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
In my point of view, women empowerment is never caused for increasing divorce rate in India. Because empowerment creates how to educate our family and how to live in our society. Taking divorce is only depends upon the couple behaviour. If there is no mutual understanding, lack of love in a couple, no adjustment and patience, it will cause to take a divorce.

So, every couple in a family is facing a lot of problems. The main thing is an adjustment. For instance, if we take our parents, they were also facing many problems in their lives but they are still living together. I think women empowerment is not a cause for increasing divorce rate in India.

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Akki said: (Jun 27, 2017)  
Women empowerment has become a cause of divorce nowadays because of male egoistic behaviour or we can say to see women as his slave. According to me, women empowerment is not caused of divorce in that case where men support his.

Partner, show his loyalty to her and think to keep himself in that point from which women are suffering. Women empowerment is nowadays warmly welcomed in the society but creates some misunderstanding between the partners but it doesn't become a big issue if they have faith and love between them. So according to me, it becomes the reason of divorce in that cases where there is a lack of faith and love between the couple otherwise it's not a big issue.

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Kiran Ghughuskar said: (Jun 15, 2017)  
Women Emopowerment is not the only the reason to increase divorse rate. Many other reasons are also responsible for increase in divorse rate. But Women empowerment is also one of them. Earlier, her husband do not respect or bahave good with her but she adjust with her husband because she were thinks about her single life after divorced. At that no one support her so she could be dependable for her needs. Now senario is change. Women is empowered. So she can take divorse easily and live her life happily which she want and deserve it. She can't be dependable on anyone for her needs. So women empowerment increases the divorse rate.

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Vasudevan said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
The women empowerment is not the only reason for divorce, the men and women equal part of life, the empowerment provides equal rights of women, according to me less understanding, less emotion and less love and responsibility major reason for divorce the women empowerment is not increased the divorce rate.

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Ankita Roy said: (May 17, 2017)  
Empowerment means giving power or authority to take independent decisions in order to authorise something. Which is not seen in the case of "Women Empowerment".

There are two faces of coin in women empowerment i.e. professional & personal life.

Talking about the professional life, in our society "Women development" has been treated as " Women empowerment" over the decades. Giving the opportunities to the women of the society to do what a man does, it doesn't empower them. It could be a step towards the development of women in our society. The question arises here - "Why there is a sudden need of women empowerment". There should be justice to the implementation of it. There are many sectors where women in the 21st century aren't treated equally. Before thinking of empowerment, equality has to be taken care in all perspectives. The ratio of female to male is always less in all the fields. This shows we haven't reached the level of equality. The reason of inequality isn't the incapability of a woman always. It's the partial preference chosen by the authority. To attain equality they should define certain ratio which encourages the female candidates to show & enhance their skills. Being judgemental towards the capability of a woman in any field is a hindrance to their development. But many workplaces do not encourage the participation of women in the field of work. Talking about job opportunities few advertisements are meant for only "male candidates". This gender-biased shouldn't be encouraged. Governments have been doing good about it. Few more steps could get us close to empowerment.

Talking about the personal life of a woman. The empowerment not only needed in professional life but also plays a vital role in personal life. A woman is always considered to be "a dependent" on a male whether it's a father or husband for taking their decisions. Also, considered to sacrifice if needed and to do house chores in rural & sometimes in urban areas too. The question arises here -"Is this the reason for male dominating society". A woman should be taken as a perfect example of someone who can play both the roles whether it's personal or professional. To change this mindset every woman on their has to take initiative to let the people around them know that - "what they do at home is a choice not because they have to or not capable of doing other things". Women empowerment could be one of the reasons for divorce not letting your better half grow. But its definitely not the only reason for increasing divorce rate in India.

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Pranjal Jain said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
Yes I think so, but first of all, I want to clear a point that it is better for that woman who live a life in which her husband does not respects her not love her and always trying to dominant on her and do fatal attack on her so in that situation it is better to take divorce and live a happy life.

But on other hand if a woman is not empowered or we can say self-dependent and no one support her than it was very tough situation for her because she have to depend on someone for her need that's why she does not take divorce, on the other hand, self-dependent women can easily take divorce and live a happy life so I think women empowerment is the reason for divorce or we can say that women employment is reason for a lady to live a life which she want and deserve.

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Priyam Konar said: (Apr 3, 2017)  
Actually, it is right that empowerment is the main reason for increasing divorce rate in India. It is not my sympathy towards patriarchal mentality. It is right that thanks to the feminist movement Indian woman get's liberty and equality. But they often forget the meaning of liberty. They think that liberty means involving in sex with other person after marriage and blaming their husband and their family that they torture her repeatedly after marriage. So the girl and her family are going to the police station and misuse article 498-A. So the family of the inevitable bot is arrested and naturally the girl demands divorce and so easily she is able to collect it. And the girl marries other rich person and leads a peace and prosperous life.

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Pratiyush said: (Feb 13, 2017)  
Hello friends,

According to me, women empowerment is necessary for the benefit of the society in large. For example: if a man is educated and he is capable of doing certain things, why not women? if a women is educated, she can educate the whole family and the surroundings near by. Women are the backbones of the society. And if we say it is a cause for increasing divorce rate then we are demoralizing our own society. Earlier people were not that much educated and they were unaware of their human rights, now people are developing their minds, they have options in their lives, for eg: if you purchased anything and after that you realized oops it not the right thing, what I needed then you can exchange as per your requirement and same is the case with divorce. If the spouse are not satisfied then there is no point of living together.

So, women empowerment is not a cause for increasing divorce rate in India.

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Ashish said: (Jan 13, 2017)  
I feel, that although WM is not directly responsible for the in increase the divorce rates, it has indirectly exposed the suppression of women in the past.

In the last two centuries, the woman was in dark of her rights, hence, she was taken advantage of by the husband/ in-laws. With WM, she has become aware of her rights and refuses to be exploited.

This refusal results in a divorce, and a collection of these such incidents reflects in an increased divorce rate. That is point one.

Point two. The increasing laws in the favour of women, in the last 30 or so years, has resulted in a pack of unaware women who are basically in the game of misusing these laws eg - divorce law, dowry law - to gain access to the land/ money of the husband/ in laws. This further results in the increase of the divorce rate chart.

So, although WM is not responsible for increased divorce rates directly, it has indirectly exposed the harsh reality of the yesteryears & is also indicative of the issues an unaware empowerment mind can create.

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Sneha said: (Jan 6, 2017)  
Empowerment means giving power and when a woman is empowered she comes to know about her legal powers which can be used to make her life better. She gets educated and an educated woman can make her child educated. Empowerment provides self-dependence but it has nothing to do with divorce. Everyone needs love and care and love is one of the building blocks of marriage. A working married couple can manage very well if there is a mutual understanding among themselves but the absence of trust love and understanding creates problems. Divorce can be taken anywhere, whether between a rich or the poor. It shows lack of love between the couple and when there is no love a normal couple can't live together under a single roof. So empowerment strengthens not only a woman but also her family and it can never be the cause of divorce.

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Skdotr said: (Dec 28, 2016)  
Wrong Empowerment: Women are wrongly empowered.

Nature and evolution made women a caring and lovable being. Having child and nurturing them is her primal responsibility.

This millennial generation is about Individualism. Anyone can live alone independently.

Corporate culture at work gives a sense of empowerment. It's hire and fire methodology has imbibed into the family. When there is a problem in the relationship, instead of solving together they end up in divorce.

Women should be educated to run their family in the best way which in turn the society becomes better. A well-educated women with moral values can raise a child in a very good way than an employed women who sees her child occasionally.

Families are the building blocks of a society. Women are the backbone of a family. Wrong empowerment leads to lesser commitment and indirectly affects the stability of society.

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Hepsiba said: (Nov 25, 2016)  
Divorce, feminism and male chauvinism are not the reason for women empowerment and vice versa.

COME LETS SPEAK WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN A POSITIVE WAY!

It has nothing to do with past, present or future.

Let TIME PAUSE for a moment.

At first place why do we need women empowerment?

Does this did not happen in previous decades? Why sudden need and requirement to give emphasis to this oh so famous term?

I FEEL IT HAS TO DO WITH MIND AND SOUL.

There were times when women were powerful and wanted in family and society and of course she is NOW.

But there are also areas and incidences which show women are being suppressed because of her being a weaker vessel.

Human race saw this and does not want her to be suppressed. It also saw how family and society benefited because of her positive mind.

Taking up responsibilities like child bearing, nurturing and disciplining the child including other family and societal responsibilities has molded her character to be good person. Thus human race feels, this good character soul if empowered will benefit masses (both society and family) At the same time making herself feel wanted, secured leading to happiness.

I FEEL THIS IS THE INTENTION BEHIND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT!

But if the base thinking is pessimistic. I am for sure this term is misused and many men become victims of it.

So any positive cause, action or movement in this world can be misused by a pessimistic thought. BECAUSE OF THIS MISUSE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO ENFORCE POSITIVE THINGS IN THIS WORLD? ARE WE?

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Achu said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
In past centuries men had right over a woman and even if the woman had problems in family life, she just suppressed it or suffered it. So the divorce rates were less. In this century woman has the power, she has the freedom to show her opinions, she has the right to take her decisions. I e men and woman are treated equally. And the divorce rates has increased because the woman started reacting. In a family life, both husband and wife should understand each other. Respect each other. And if there is no such rapport, let them leave. If they wish to. It's all up to them. To adjust or to leave. Woman empowerment is not the cause of divorce. But woman empowerment has made divorce possible, where it was necessary.

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Sapna said: (Nov 15, 2016)  
What about the older generation men who still think they are lords and beat up their wives and ill-treat them. The women still put up with all this nonsense for the sake of their children due to social pressure otherwise the children won't be able to get proposals if the parents separate. Women have taken too much of nonsense in the name of marriage.

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Jayantee said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
Women empowerment should be taken in right spirit and society should not relate every issue in relationship with that. Yes, empowered women can handle the consequences of divorce in better way. This doesn't mean that they want the relationship to fail. Society needs to be more broad-minded and positively accept the empowered women. Both are wheels of family vehicle needs to be equally strong. Actually, the youth now want the marital bond to loosing freedom.

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Shubhangi said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
Women empowerment is for making women powerful, giving them the freedom to put forth their ideas and stand up for their rights. This has nothing to do with relationships. The basis of any relationship is love and trust on each other. Where woman gets treated well, there are very few chances of divorce. Yes, some exceptions might be there but I am talking about the major portion. Well, women empowerment is a tool to bring the peace in society back not to break it. I don't know how one can think of it as a cause for divorce. The cause is not outside it is inside in your mind.

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Mohit Lakhotia said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
To be very frank women empowerment is not a reason for escalating divorce rate in India.

Supported by lines-.

Women Empowerment basically means educating women, making them aware of their rights, raising voice against injustice. Take two different situations.

In 18th, 19th-century women didn't know much about their rights and actions. They got suppressed by men. They were asked to sit back at home and nurture the child. Men were the source of income, women were not allowed to leave home. In the past people had the notion that if the female of the house goes for work then who will take care of the child, who will look after the home. Parents had a selective perception of women being a liability, they used to have an abortion if the get to know that a toddler is a female. In past, it was humanity which died along with the toddler.

Now the time has arrived where Women are getting more and more support from society and government. India ones used to be a patriarchal society but now our India is changing, changing towards betterment. There are many reforms which give a threshold to be more decisive and powerful and come to dominate the world in the times to come:-.

1. Reserving 1/3 of seats in parliament for women under article 40.

2. Form Rashtriya Mahila Kosh to make credit available to women.

3. Article14 - Which gives right to women to stand equal before law.

4. Stopping Polygamy and Bigamy.

5. Mahila Samiridhi Yojna - For women empowerment.

Conclusion.

Divorce happen because of lack of understanding between the couple. Sometimes men can get egoistic because women are earning more than them. Instead of making women empowerment a scapegoat, we should stop harassing each other, live life with serenity, accept the change in the society, make more love, don't break trust, do more of what makes you happy without compromising others happiness, give freedom to your partner, be mature enough to understand what your partner wants from life.

Empowerment is nowhere responsible for divorce in India instead our unreadiness to accept the change is.

Our India stands very low in Gender Parity Index (. 48). If this is improved India Could Boost Its GDP by $. 7trillion by 2025. More than 68 million women can be brought to work.

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Abhishek Shrivastava said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
According to me, Woman empowerment is good but it doesn't mean male bashing.

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Vartika Srivastava said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
Women Empowerment does not only mean to provide women with all the rights she deserves but also the basic idea of contributing the best she can with her activities to the society.

It's a crystal clear thing that a marriage doesn't last longer if the husband and wife are lacking mutual understanding, trust and have faith issues with each other.

Empowering a woman would lead her to support her husband and family emotionally and physically as she is empowered through various means in knowledge, rights, freedom, and skills.

This is what I think in my opinion.

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Amandeep Kaur said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
According to me, Empowering women is to make them independent in all aspects of mind, thought, rights, decisions, etc by leaving all the social and family limitations. It is to bring equality in the society for both male and female in all areas. It is empowering women to understand their rights to be independent in every area for their proper growth and development.

The reason of divorces is the lack of mutual understanding and trust. So there is no relation between Women empowerment and Divorces.

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Geeta said: (Sep 18, 2016)  
I don't think so that the women empowerment is the cause for divorce rates in India. Women empowerment helps in overall development of the country. It creates general awareness among women towards their rights and responsibilities. If a woman is educated its whole family gets educated.

The main cause of divorce is a lack of maturity, trust, and support. So, divorce has no relation with women empowerment.

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The Truth said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
According to me, most divorces are usually caused by women, especially the ones who have their Careers today.

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Siva Jyothi said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
How can women empowerment cause increase divorce rate. It's both male and female are involved in the marriage relation ship. When women got married, both are equal partners in their pros and cons either family, kids, professional. Women has additional more and more responsibilities of kids, home, health, profession etc. In these taking care I strongly say most of the men don't share their equal responsibility and this is one of the reason. I say that when women is getting more responsibilities she has to be understood by the family members and she should get mental and physical support to run the family.

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J Surbhi said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
Women empowerment is to create awareness in women regarding their rights. Were, divorce happens because of lack of trust or cooperation between two people. So I think women empowerment is not get related with the divorce rate.

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Pk Srivastva said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
Friends as per my view, there is no role for the divorce of woman empowerment. Woman empowerment is a different issue and divorce is a different issue so please don't relate each other. When husband and wife are not able to live with them and the trust which is required in relation are not present then the situation of divorce come.

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Mounika Gaddam said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
I am a woman and if I say I want to work and I want a man to marry who will look after our kids at home. Why do people judge me as self-centred. If a man wants a bride to look after his kids. It is same for the woman. WOMAN ENPOWERMENT IS NOT FEMINISM. IT IS WOMEN AWARE OF BEING EQUAL WITH A MAN. And knowing that being born in a female or a male body has nothing to do with one's choice over life's decisions like career, status. Etc. Let me put a question. DOES MALE ENPOWERMENT INCREASE DIVORCE? isn't it ridiculous? It's the same when one asks the same question with the other gender.

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Punam said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
According to me, women empowerment is making women aware of their actual rights. I don't think so that empowerment leads to divorce. Divorce are the results of not cooperating each other, trust, respect, understanding and much more.

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Ajay Devjani said: (Jul 28, 2016)  
According to me, there is no relation between women's empowerment and divorce cases as,

WOMAN EMPOWERMENT means providing women equal rights in the society as of men.

Whereas,

DIVORCE take place due to the lack of mutual understanding between husband and wife. The man always has domineering nature and the main problem is with EGOISM.

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Suraj said: (Jul 12, 2016)  
Women empowerment is empowering the women to take their own decisions for their personal dependent. Empowering women are to make them independent in all aspects of mind, thought, rights, decisions, etc by leaving all the social and family limitations. It is to bring equality in the society for both male and female in all areas. Women empowerment is very necessary to make the bright future of the family, society, and country. Women need fresh and more capable environment so that they can take their own right decisions in every area whether for themselves, family, society or country.

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Jitendra Patel said: (May 25, 2016)  
Ya friends according to my opinion it not the sufficient cause of divorce in India it is western culture effect and man did not control their senses and I want to give you some point that proves women-empowerment is cause of divorce:

1. If male and females both are government employees then they will not give proper time to their child and also they will not give proper their self.

2. If women will go outside for the job then society things wrong towards women's and husband also and l think the main cause of divorce is Westernisation and thinking of man and women.

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Shiv said: (Apr 9, 2016)  
I think more than women empowerment it is feminists who are to be blamed for increasing divorces. Feminists advocate a 'my life my choice' kind of life. This is a very selfish view of life. In a society it is rather 'Our life our choice'. Relationships are never constant and must persist through the thick and thin of life. Today due to the selfish feminist point of view, women are advised to walk out of marriage at the slightest discomfort. Instead of encouraging selfishness in the name of empowerment, women must be advised to get over anger, ego, hatred which will help in sustaining a relationship. This so called western way of empowerment increases female ego unnecessarily. Also developing good qualities are necessary for men as well.

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Srujana said: (Apr 3, 2016)  
Women Empowerment refers to increasing and improving the social, economic, political and legal strength of the women, to ensure equal right to women, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights, such as:

- Freely live their life with a sense of self-worth, respect, and dignity.

- Have complete control of their life, both within and outside of their home and workplace.

- To make their own choices and decisions.

- Have equal rights to participate in social, religious and public activities.

- Have equal social status in the society.

- Have equal rights for social and economic justice.

- Determine financial and economic choices.

- Get equal opportunity for education.

- Get equal employment opportunity without any gender bias.

- Get safe and comfortable working environment.

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Rahul Bhardwaj said: (Mar 30, 2016)  
According to me, women empowerment is not the cause of divorce. But it provides a tool that enables the women shed their fear. In fact, women empowerment strengthen the familial bonding. Here women empowerment restoring the status and dignity by upholding their rights and making a mechanism for its adherence at all level. So out I rightly deny that women empowerment is the cause of increasing divorce.

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Abhilasha Khemani said: (Mar 19, 2016)  
According to me women empowerment is not a cause for increasing divorce, but it is surely a pathway for all the women who were not able to raise a voice against the mishaps and fight for their own rights be it taking a divorce or charging someone for his or her bad deeds.

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Shreyas said: (Mar 12, 2016)  
I'm Shreyas.

In my opinion. There is no relation between empowerment of women and divorce. Marriage is a sacred thing and all we know that women are more loyal than men do.

So, empowering women will lead men to increase their financial graph. By empowering women by giving confidence opportunities to women will lead our nation to become the leader of world by 2020. You can screen Hollywood movies. In that movies women are no lesser than men.

So women empowerment means better future of India.

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Karan said: (Mar 7, 2016)  
If we will consider some foreign countries where women are as empowered as men then we will observe that their divorce is very common. I think it is more important for a man or a woman to live a happy life than a married life. So if divorces are result of empowerment then it proves we moved toward women empowerment.

But it will take us (men) some time to understand and accept this as we have grown up in male dominating society. But slowly the things will change and this factor will diminish in divorce cases. But for the moment I think it is one of the factors responsible for the divorce cases.

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Deepam said: (Feb 26, 2016)  
Is Women Empowerment Reason for High Divorce Rate?

Divorce is a very sensitive term, so in my opinion it shouldn't be generalized. Every individual case is different. But for sure it is not rising because of women empowerment rather, it's our love for materialistic things that has changed our priorities in life.

A few decades back things were being used and people were being loved, but now the situation has changed. With huge pay packages it seems too easy for people to change anything and better half that doesn't suit their preference.

We do not want to build an understanding. Most of us swear by the words "My Way or Highway". I am sorry to say, but in earlier days where the parents of both groom and bride were playing a sincere role in developing a balance and nurturing the relationship, are now not in the same role. Instead now in some case they act as fuel to fire. Empathy has been replaced ego.

And still if it is women empowerment has lead to rise in the divorce rate. We must understand it in a deeper context. Over the decades, our family structures and society have changed. Gone are those days when a family used to have a minimum of 4 and more children. These days family structures are changing to the extent that they have not only become nuclear but also a maximum number of children per couple have reduced to 2.

In earlier days if a daughter used to complain her parents about the harassment she faces in her matrimonial house, parents having limited support and in fear of society were not able to help their daughter.

A's had to limited financial resources and other children to marry as well. But now the girls get full support from their parents and in addition to this being financially independent do not wish to continue to undergo the physical, mental and financial trauma at the matrimonial house.

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Kusuma Kumari G said: (Feb 16, 2016)  
Why is divorce increasing?

Many reasons are there. Reasons are basically due to high expectation out of marriage. Secondly money problems. One other reason is friends who spoil our relationships They give wrong advice some of which hurt our relationship and marriage ends up in rock.

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Mini said: (Feb 13, 2016)  
In my point of view there is no relevance to relate women empowerment with divorce. The person whether men or women has a right of empowerment. Women empowerment doesn't make women self-centered.

Empowerment make her confident, independent and improve her status in society. Empowerment of women creates equality in the society. It is only our point of view how we see this. So the reason behind divorce is not the empowerment of someone.

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Mayuri said: (Feb 9, 2016)  
Women empowerment cannot be the reason of divorce because Divorce and women empowerment are two different things. Empowerment means own rights which women have. Men and women have their equal rights in each and every things. Women should also give equal importance as men has been given.

Divorce is the big problem due to mutual understanding, loyalty, trust, faith which are not there with partner. If both the partner will understand each other then this problem will not there. Suppose men have ego problems or jealousy problems than women empowerment can be the reasons of divorce. Its all depends on the situation and time periods which going on.

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Chaitrajm said: (Jan 6, 2016)  
Hai everyone,

I am Chaitra being a woman I would like to say that development of the women in terms of education, employment is not the cause for increasing in the divorce rate.

Men except that women should be always a bit lower than them, their salary, their position, their beauty everything its because of men's thinking the divorce rate are increasing its not because of women empowerment.

So if men's thinking changes and when they support women in the steps of her life encourage her then there will be no problems at all.

Thank you.

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Umi said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Hello everyone,

Women empowerment is something which makes our society realize that women are also an integral part of a society and they should be treated in the same way as men. Weather it is home or work field. Weather it is about rights or opportunities. This can only be done by proper education and awareness in our society.

In earlier days women were not treated in the same way as they should be as per women empowerment. Men should not only say but they must understand and accept that women are not meant to be suppressed. They should be treated equally as men. And women must also understand that changes and understanding comes with time and mentality can not be changed in an hour.

Women should also understand that empowerment is not meant to overtake men instead it is to bring women as equivalent as men. Relation is something which needs understanding, patience and compromises but equally from both sides. Empowerment is nowhere responsible for divorces in India instead our non readiness for the changes are.

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Sweety said: (Nov 16, 2015)  
I think women empowerment and relationship status are completely different from each other. Empowerment is not the cause of divorce in present day rather domestic violence does. The point is before due to lack of empowerment women can't gather the courage to fight against the violence.

But now a days they have the capability and courage to do that. So in order to decrease the no. of divorce we have to decrease domestic violence instead of blaming women empowerment.

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Umesh said: (Nov 1, 2015)  
I don't think so that the women empowerment is the cause for increasing divorce rate in India. India is a democratic country. So it depends upon the thinking of the people weather the are living to gather or just split because in other countries like USA divorce is just the common thing.

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Nandita said: (Oct 30, 2015)  
I think women are power of the country. Women empowerment is very necessary as it give rights to women to speak for them. When God makes us he never does inequality with anyone then why should we do.

Women have rights to live their as they want. Why they always sacrifice? Education and power to women made them self sufficient and self independent. So that they can protest against injustice and domestic violence.

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Ttk said: (Oct 18, 2015)  
I don't think it is the fault of both parties. If we go through the Chanakya qoutes, "A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night".

In the present new world/generation in India, a normal family is forced to work together for a better life. In an orthodox/traditional family this new generation state of affairs does not work, rather they still believe in the above thought. This starts and causes basic issues between people and ultimately leads to family crisis.

So please respect each other and avoid unnecessary situations.

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Stewarto said: (Oct 18, 2015)  
Those women who are in the "Mode of Ignorance" will never understand the laws of this creation which will reflect them as Karma won't forget that Money, Madness, Maritial Affairs can never bring happiness in any Humans. I'm a scientist in genetics advice women to be grounded even if she is working in any large corporations its very good!

There are some really worthy wife's who are leading the corporate yet they stick with their Morality, Cultures & Traditions at all cost and without any conflict in families. Women stand up, but never ever forget your Husband & institution of marriage.

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Aakash Gupta said: (Oct 9, 2015)  
Any country or home cannot be run only by finance minister (earning wife). It is necessary of home minister (house wife). Working man & working women for more and more money is imbalanced and disturb natural life of human. Just money is not everything in the world.

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Murchana said: (Sep 30, 2015)  
In my opinion, women empowerment is something that has been initiated to let the women know about their rights. In a way it has given them strength to act against the Violence's upon women in society. Relationship and women empowerment are two different things. Relationships are based on understanding and two people respecting each other.

Hence empowerment of women cannot be a reason behind the number of increasing divorces. If a husband is proud of his wife who is working as well as maintaining household work at the same time, then the serenity of the relationship will always be maintained.

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Rohan said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
Women empowerment is not responsible for divorce. There are no of reasons which leads to divorce. Mutual understanding and love between the couple is important due to lack of mutual understanding the divorce occur. But it is not because of empowerment.

If both husband and wife is earning then it is beneficial as now days inflation increases. As well as why we should we waste her knowledge no doubt if she is earning equal or more than husband it creates some issues but it depends upon love and understanding. Empowerment is not the reason or solution.

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Kiran Sawane said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
I think divorces are occurring because women could choose between right and wrong. If we think empowerment is the reason for it, then it is absolutely wrong. Women are getting education, they could react the situation which makes them slaves. They have got that much of strength because of the education and civil rights.

They are doing what is best for them like we everybody do. Empowerment is not the reason for divorces but it is the proof of nation that India got biggest democracy and women are the major part of it.

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Truth said: (Sep 16, 2015)  
Well now that much more women today are very high maintenance, independent, selfish, spoiled, and very greedy, many of them are the real cause of most divorces especially in America.

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Vijay Gupta said: (Sep 13, 2015)  
After marriage the word using by modern brides like My career, My Job, My surname, My family, My education the word 'MY (Mera) ' is like sand, and the sand never dissolve in water (husband/in-laws) to make water (Solution) as sweet drink. And the sand will be seems separately on water whole life.

After marriage the word using by bride like our house, our children, our family, our reputation, our happiness & Darrow the word OUR (Hamare) is like sugar, and the sugar always dissolve in water (husband/in-laws) to make water (solution) as sweet drink (sweet stable relationship) And the sugar made water sweet by dissolved her own identity in water but her taste always remains forever in water.

Be the 'SUGAR' & not 'SAND'. Any girl/bride has so many own issues then she should not be married and she should remain unmarried for her so called freedom, etc. and a man or in-laws should not be cheated by this-that reasons made by bride.

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Avipsa said: (Sep 11, 2015)  
I think women empowerment is not the reason behind the divorce. Women empowerment helps women to come forward to occupy their rights, their status in the society rather than being silent and tolerating all types of domestic violence.

I think now a days the divorces are occurring because both the man and woman have become impatient towards each other. If both the partners adjust equally in maintaining their relationship and be loyal to each other forgetting about their own ego than only these types of problems can be solved.

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Vivek said: (Aug 30, 2015)  
Greater societal acceptance of divorcees in urban areas and also a gradual acceptance of divorced daughters by families (not in rural areas) because families have started to believe that perhaps their daughter can have a life after marriage and without a husband.

The anonymity of big cities has helped divorced people avoid the glare of judgmental friends and relatives. Financial freedom to walk away from an abusive relationships. The sanctity of marriage is taking a beating. People's attitudes towards marriage itself are Chandigarh as a result they do not work hard at it as before.

More DRINKS couples(double income no kids) who are not held back by the fear of how the divorce will impact children.

Stress of modern life. Today's working environment has changed drastically. The economy having opened up, most companies are facing intense competition and this leads to tremendous pressure on employees. Working late, 6 days a week, without holidays and with a boss who breathes down your throat can create a lot of frustration and tension. This can destroy a marriage, whether it's just one partner working, or both.

Loneliness. Nuclear families have meant loneliness for the non-working partner, compounded by moving away from familiar environments. This can result in estrangement, affairs.

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Karry Stewart said: (Aug 30, 2015)  
My dear citizens indeed it has been spoken vastly about the increasing rates of divorces across the country like India. As a well wisher of the country I request couples not to get influenced with what you see in Media, Television & Newspapers. They are are all spoiling the couples for wasted interest.

Divorce is not the solution for arguments in relationships you gonna sort it out we're not animals who eat & sleep with anyone we're Human Beings who live for Respect, Values & Truth-fullness. Yes indeed the logic of Americans was to introduce women empowerment for the gains of their companies.

So that when a women comes out for working she tends to attract & spend more on sexuality, Escorting, Clothing & Fast Foods etc. They know it India is still culturally stronger and its the only way to exploit the people.

Women's are being wanted exploited by many western companies at workplace by giving more salaries, asked to wear sexy, short cloths and then writing it in the Newspapers about salary rise etc. To create an inflation and spoil the country. Couples you need to be stronger than an iron and live by relationships, Lord Krishna (God) has created Women to support Men in all his endeavors not to overtake.

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Luvly said: (Aug 12, 2015)  
As per my concern I think that it is not justified that divorce increasing due to women empowerment. It depends on the both partners their understandings, and their trusts. If we force on women empowerment then the women can choose her life partner and I think that she can choose best person that their parents could then it might not leads to more divorce's.

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Hari said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
Yes I partially agree with that it is one of the cause for divorce cases in India I explain I woman empowerment. They fell greater than to gents. They do comparison all those things like cooking, baby care etc., they fell also earn money is equal to you. So why I do all works you have also do works is equal. This is the working woman attitude life is compromise. So any one compromise those things you life happy for life long.

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Devesh Gupta said: (Jul 30, 2015)  
Women empowerment, educating women, giving equal power and opportunities in the hands of women. Whereas causes for divorce are not compatible, ill treated, dowry etc. The both the term here relates as "education to oppose the injustice". No doubt women empowerment is increasing number of divorces just because women today know what are their values. What are their rights. They are not a slave who are meant to bear all the crimes silently.

Women empowerment itself teach women, rise above the fear and speak against the wrong. Also if we take in a positive side women empowerment is leading towards happy life as no more today India is a male dominating society. An educated women can better take care of her family. She is not bounded against the forced decision of her family.

She can give her own decision of liking or liking and can choose her better partner which in future avoids divorce. We have many such good examples like Kiran Bedi, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams etc. This shows that women empowerment is just reduce compromise, women are not meant for compromise.

Thank you.

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Nivetha said: (Jul 26, 2015)  
Every women has a rights and freedom. Women also a human being. Divorce occurs because of no understandings, ego, patience and arrogance. Divorce is not related to women. It depends on both. Due to misunderstanding, it would occur. When women get empower, they would do proper.

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Nivetha Karthikeyan said: (Jul 25, 2015)  
Every women has a rights and freedom. They are also god's creatures. Men and women are human beings. My point is to divorce occurs because of the arrogance, ego, not understandable and compliment. In the world all are equal. They should achieve anything.

Women empowerment are not reason for the divorce. Divorce depends not only women. If women have a empower, they would like to bold. They can follow cultures and traditions of family backgrounds.

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Alisha said: (Jul 6, 2015)  
I completely disagree democracy defines equal rights for men and women democracy do not follow any type of genderism. Divorce depends on the decision of both the parties the problem is with society not with empowering women.

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Shradha said: (Jun 30, 2015)  
I think woman empowerment is a reason for the change in their mindset.

Its because of the fruitful initiatives that woman has come to know that she is no more just a mere human being but a human being with great potential. However divorce has come because woman have lost the power to tolerate wrong doings or lost the patience to bear unruliness from their partners. But it is not because of the empowerment or not because they learnt or acquired it from the media or from the western countries. But because woman feels that instead of spending a life of compromise with their partner, why can't they lead a carefree life earning and leading a life they wanted.

However there are very few women who are so audacious that they divorce just for reasons that they don't get satisfied by their partners. But in general women empowerment has got nothing to do with divorce.

We all worship with awe the woman deities and ask for strength from them. Then the same thing must happen in India. Woman should not be looked upon as God but be given respect and be thought as a human being with great talents and not the soft flesh.

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Smit said: (Jun 27, 2015)  
Hi friends,

I may correct your points for given topic. In India where the society has divided the family into some parts after the marriage. After marriage the husband in India usually works and the women take care of the children. Moreover to run a family both social and economic balance is needed so the society has done the work that economically the family would be run by man and social care would be taken by the woman.

But if the women empowerment goes on like this only then this balance would be disturbed and it may lead to increase in divorce.

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Isabel said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
Nowadays maximum of the women are working to support their families financially. It could be for er children, husband or immediate family (mother and siblings where there is no earning member).

Women empowerment isn't causing much of the divorces, I feel most of it is due to the outdated thinking such as 'Women need to take care of the house' or 'Wives are just for free laundry and to produce children'. Most of the women are mentally harassed by in laws which causes them to give up at some point.

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Sahil said: (Jun 14, 2015)  
It is true that due to women empowerment divorce, hate of marriage, increased fastly. Women just wants each & every "rights" (Aadhikar) over man but not each & every "duties" (Kartavya/Farz) as men.

This is unfortunate for Indian marriage that just with marriage women gets all rights from men & men gets all duties for women.

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Deep said: (Jun 1, 2015)  
In the home cooperation between men and women is decreasing and competition between the genders is increasing. I believe this is the main reason for the increase in divorce rates and the breakdown of the family unit.

If this continues both men and women will become unsatisfied and the future generations will be raised by single parents. Media has the power to manipulate our emotions and turn each other against each other. This has been happening for many more years in western countries and Japan than in India and we can see the negative effects in their societies. We don't have to be like them.

We can learn from their mistakes before it is too late. A growing number of people in these societies now are speaking up about what has gone wrong. In India itself people are opening their eyes to what is happening in reality.

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Sumit Joshi said: (May 19, 2015)  
If women empowerment is giving rise to divorces then men empowerment as well is giving rise to divorces. We are equally responsible. The problem is not the empowerment, the problem is with our society.

The society is so following gender-ism. If a man roams around with 3-4 girls, you call him a stud. But if a woman roams around with 3-4 guys, you call her a slut. The society has also become so geocentric.

If a guy cheats in a relationship, society supports the girl and If the girl cheats in a relationship, still the society supports the girl shame on us. Sorry for being so blunt and loud But this is the truth.

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James said: (May 13, 2015)  
Well since many women nowadays are very independent, spoiled and selfish, certainly has a lot to do with it since many of them have a very high paying job and think their all that which their not. And comparing the women of today which they really stink unlike the real good old fashioned women of years ago that were certainly the best, and there was no such thing as a high maintenance woman back then either since most women back then I would say never knew the meaning of it, and both men and women back then had to really struggle to make ends meat.

It is a real good thing we had good women back then since most marriages in those days lasted such a very long time just like our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles did, otherwise many of us men would have not been around today. And today for many of us good single men looking for a good woman today to settle down with, you can certainly forget about that since most women today are very pathetic.

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Preetam said: (Mar 25, 2015)  
If women empowerment doesn't allow her to take care of family and be the emotional binding point of view in the family. Then women empowerment will lead to divorce no doubt without that quality in a woman the family just acts as paying guest where people earn and live.

If family is taken as it is designed to be then women has different roles and responsibility. She is the key to happiness in the family culture. If she acts same as husband then who is going to take role of wife.

Are women ready to work and feed, and allow husbands to keep emotional and sentimental attachments of family?

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Foxtrot said: (Mar 23, 2015)  
If I am going to start a family, I would want my wife to look after my kids. Impart them with moral values and education. Because she would always be better at those things. Now, if some how I get married to a woman who is always worried about her career rather than her children, then I better not start a family.

In fact the risks of marriage now-a-days far outweigh the rewards. If a man thinks logically, he can get all the privileges of marriage staying single without having to worry about the risks. So why marry, and then get divorced 3 years later, lose half of your wealth, your house, your children, give alimony, give child support, go through emotional torture. Why?

Then if the wife files a false case of DV, then you and your family members get arrested without any explanation. Why would a sensible man, "who thinks in his head", would get married ?

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Shraddha said: (Mar 7, 2015)  
I completely disagree from the above statement. As we are living in a democratic country where both men's and women's are given equal rights. I think all women's should be self sufficient in earning money. Because one educated women can educate whole home.

And I don't think this reason can ever lead to her divorce. Because education and knowledge only helps an individual in fulfilling their needs and to fight in today's world.

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Anoob said: (Jan 26, 2015)  
Hi everyone!

I would like to add my point's here. We all know men and women both are God's creation so they have equal rights in this society and it is not effected in increasing divorce rates. The main reason or common fact is woman's are narrow minded and possessive minded so its effected their daily life and it leads to divorce.

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Archit said: (Jan 12, 2015)  
Hello,

Many of my dear friends got deviated from the topic, it is not about whether the women empowerment is good or bad. Our topic was does women empowerment increases the divorce rate in India and I'm in the favour of it.

As per our society marriage is something like lifetime commitment by both the partners to live together. And since years women are taught to keep this bonding forever and to adjust in every situation but what if their marriage didn't worked? what she'll do? Will she get separated?

In most of the cases answer would be no. OK so here is the reason. Women of past generations were not having the facilities of education and so they got suppressed by others as they were not aware of their rights and power.

When they got such platform become educated. Turned bold strong self dependent they started taking decisions of their life on their own rather being ruled by others and so they even big decision of divorce to make their life better afterwards. These are my views.

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Xyz said: (Dec 25, 2014)  
No, I don't think women empowerment is the cause behind marriages. Its nowhere written that men are superior than women. This concept still prevails in India which must be eradicated. Both men and women have equal rights to live their life in the way they wish.

The nation can develop faster if women in every home is educated. The family is happier if mother is educated and empowered.

Also at current time in a country like India where inflation rate is very high, a home can not run with only one source of income. If both husband and wife are earning they can enjoy a better life economically and socially. So doing a job by women is also a necessity.

Now most of the men understand the fact that just because they are physically stronger doesn't mean that they are superior. Both men and women are God's creation and so both have equal rights.

Women empowerment can lead to a better life of a family.

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Tarun said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Hello,

Having lived and suffered in a patriarchal society for most of the history, I think it is only fair that women today are moving towards more empowerment and responsibilities. And looking at their progress we can definitely agree that women have proved that they are no less than men when it comes to handling things other than mere household work.

As for the increasing divorce rates in the country, men here are accustomed to or to rather say it is in their nature to be the sole provider in the family and have the first say in every household decision and they feel it as a blotch on their manhood when women come forward strongly with their views. It is because all this women empowerment thing (which is a good thing) is a recent phenomena and it will take some time for men to get out of this traditional viewpoint of them being the sole provider. Not to say this is the only reason but this difference of mindset leads to conflicts that ultimately results in a divorce.

But eventually with this rate of progress, women will soon enjoy the same status as men and by then men will have come out this notion of them being the superior gender and hopefully we will see a decline in divorce rates and the country will also be a better place for women to live.

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Equally-Right said: (Dec 4, 2014)  
I think know one is thinking about what is going to happen in future with the current trends.

1. Increase in Divorces. Don't go by %age as the population is also increasing rapidly.

2. Increase in Inter-Caste / Love marriages. May be good but most of the time fails or leads to elementary family & Ignored aged Parents without support.

3. * Increase in Unmarried individuals(Singles both men & women).

There are thousands of unmarried individuals even at the age of 40+

Reasons:

A). Unable to find suitable match (Mostly because women are more educated or economically sophisticated than men or expectations not matching of both. ).

B). Because of such incomplete laws New marriage (Amendment) bill, IPC 498a. Why should anyone take risk. I See "Live Single, Be happy" status quotes of many men. When marriage itself is sharing everything with each other, why should there be a law to specify. If specified, why it does not define something like.

1. Divorce can be possible only after 6 months of marriage(Exceptional on special cases).

2. Divorce is not possible if married for more than 10 years(I don't know what reasons can lead to divorce after living together for 10 years). They can live separate without divorce as well right.

3. Divorced within 3 years will not get the benefit of the new "Marriages Law (Amendment) Bill". However if Children are born, both take the equal responsibility of their children's. How stupid is the law which states only after 3 years of staying separate they can apply for divorce. So the law is to separate them not to keep them together.

Obvious, if the person is separating from her spouse, she has decided to live independently on her own or she can re-marry. Why should she ask for compensation or share in ex-husbands property.

4. If dowry is of a concern : Punish both Husband and wife and both their family. Because at the time of marriage they both had agreed on dowry (for whatever the reason could be), and when conflict starts only Husband and His Family are treated as accused/culprits.

One of the famous female lawyer stated on a TV news Channel that she has helped a woman to get divorce 5 times and 6th time she rejected to take-up the case. What a pity.

I would say let empowerment happen, but not in such a manner wherein Marriage itself will become History and obviously there will not be scope for Divorce :).

Best solution. Remove all laws and go in for pre-marriage agreement between boy and the girl. Precaution is better than prevention :).

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Vivek Vinod Deo said: (Nov 26, 2014)  
Women Empowerment leads to divorce is true factually speaking. If we just analyze the growing rate of Divorces we will clearly see that maximum percentage is in the urban areas where both the partners are working. Seeing this trend just like US & UK and other advanced countries India too will have high levels of Divorce rates going forward.

Due to very high levels of education in women and very high salaries at times it strains the matrimonial relations among the couple when the other partner cannot match the others level of career success and lifestyle.

The society is also changing fast so many drastic changes will lead to the Indian society no longer remaining the way it is today say one or two decades henceforward. But it will lead to many social problems. India should introspect as to where it is heading.

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Gaurav said: (Nov 22, 2014)  
Due to women empowerment they become more stable, independent and it is obvious that she would require respect from her husband and family. But if the family is of backward thinking and have a view that women are made for household work then it can lead to conflicts and sometimes divorce. But that does not mean that women empowerment is not to be supported, women have their fundamental rights and has to be treated equally in the society as men, what has to be changed is mentality of people.

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Vedanand Singh said: (Nov 11, 2014)  
- Women empowerment do not leads divorce cases condition.
- The women gets more freedom to take any decision by own self.
- Behind maximum divorce, there is more fault of men.
- If we want to decrease the divorce rate, then first of all men should have to change the mentality.

Thanks.

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Abc said: (Nov 7, 2014)  
Empowerment means to vest with authority. I don't think that women empowerment is any cause for divorces at present age. Instead they make the roots of relation strong. If the women empowerment is not taking place the somewhere each &every person is responsible. Think once again you would recognize that there is rapid change in condition of literally as well as financially.

Many great women personalities have supported our country to come forward. And as a result others have also taken lot of inspiration by them and every women is trying to achieve sky and I'm sure that they would success on day and that day would come sooner.

DON'T FORGET THAT"EVERY MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP. SORRY for those who opposes my point of view.

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Oorja said: (Oct 31, 2014)  
I personally think that if men have the right to study, get good job, etc.., then why women are restricted to study? being a human being they also have the right to their wishes. If they want to be independent, they can no one can stop them.

If we talk about divorce rates, then may be sometimes it is women mistake but not always, actually a few times. Most of the time its because of men. Moreover, if thoughts of two people don't match so its better that they leave each other at the right time.

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Solidroots said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
The Indian society has to accept that we have double standards in everything we do. There is no doubt that the modern Indian women have been truly empowered. However Please ask yourself following questions:

1. Does just education and freedom mean empowerment? My point is one is truly empowered if education and knowledge is exhibited and used in a proper way. As an individual (be it a male or female) you get truly empowered when you also realize that for everything you get from your parents or society you also have a role to play, you cannot run away from responsibilities if some rights have been granted. E.g., if you have all the rights to be independent and come home late then you also have the responsibilities of at least informing your family and not indulging in an act which causes embarrassment to you or your loved ones. No I am not talking about dress code.

2. Are we truly heading toward an unbiased society (from gender's perspective)? We indians still believe that it is the duty of the man to earn the living for the family and it is the duty of the women to do basic chores like cooking, washing etc. at home. Why don't we encourage girls to study while keeping in mind that they have to utilize the education later on by also focusing on a career. Boys still get a scolding like "you won't do anything good if you don't study hard and later on find a job as soon as possible", a lot of parent force their daughters to study further just for the sake of getting degrees, so that they can boast of the same at the time of finding a suitable match for the daughter. The reverse holds true when it comes to boys parent just make them focus on studies and not learning some home chores.

3. Please go to any matrimonial site or read an matrimony weekly on a local newspaper, in the grooms wanted columns whenever you see girl working as so and so and earning abc per anum they also mentions boys package should be abc+ or even in most cases abc*2 per annum. Why cann't it be boy should be earning at the same level and must know some cooking etc?

4. Quality level of education imparted has decreased substantially. You can easily spot people holding master's degree looking for a job from last 5 years or settling for a job not belonging to their forte. While on the other hand there are people who just managed to get their degree by correspondence and after 3-4 years they are at a good level compared to the earlier league.

I am not trying to say that women empowerment has resulted in increase in divorces. I am just trying to point out that with empowerment one has to accept the set of responsibilities that arise as a consequence. Hope you understand

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Jolie said: (Sep 22, 2014)  
'Women empowerment leading to increased divorce rates', this is partly true.

Women empowerment is necessary for every women because of the following:

- Having decision making power of their own.
- Having access to information and resources for taking proper decision.
- Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making.

Nowadays parents educate their daughters to empower them. (No getting a fat-pay job.
Doesn't only mean women empowerment. Women might choose to do some philanthropist.
Work for example. ) Yes, in comparison to women in 70's and 80's, women of 90's and as.

Well as today's women are more empowered. They know their rights, self-dependent, have decision making power, have positive self-image.

But these are only the positive aspect of women empowerment, the negative aspects of women empowerment are as follows:

- They misuse their rights, for example IPC Section 406 and many others.
- Most (not all) women, mainly working, harass their husbands at home, which leads to divorce. There are laws for women harassment, but men are equally harassed which goes unnoticed. Yes, it is arguably true.

So to conclude, to be unempowered is not good, but to be over empowered is also not good for the society.

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Anurag Singh said: (Sep 14, 2014)  
I think women empowerment is the main cause to increase the cases of divorce in Indian society. Nowadays Indian girls are copying foreign culture which is more dangerous for our society as well as culture & tradition. If we saw the pages of ancient Indian history then we find that womens were more secure empowered & there were no cases of divorce.

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Aditi said: (Sep 1, 2014)  
I don't really get why people often put divorce in a negative light. The reasons why divorce happen:

1) Physical/Emotional/Sexual abuse by either of the spouse.

2) Dowry harassment.

3) Severe Alcoholism (can be taken as physical/mental abuse toward the other spouse. ).

4) Not compatible with each other (such as not having the same tastes, liking etc).

While women empowerment aims at equal status and opportunities for all women and give them rights equivalent to men.

Now please tell me how this is related?

Sure, after the empowerment of women arrived in the society, the divorce rates are increasing. However, why is this bad? Women now understand that they're humans and not animals in human form. They no longer accept the violence and abuse done towards them a long time ago. Why should they stick with a man that treats them like cattle? The whole point of marriage is to be with the person you love forever. When there's no love, the sole purpose of marriage is destroyed. Why remain in such a relationship anyway?

Best example of women empowerment causing divorce is false 498a cases. They're taking advantage of this law that was designed to protect them. However, that is a very teeny tiny percentage compared to the number of women that really suffer in marriage. Is it wrong for these women to get away and live their life well?

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Kartik Khurana said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
I believe that women empowerment is not responsible for the divorces, but it has helped the women take a stand and to decide whether the relationship can be carried on further and if not then to take a divorce due to whatever reasons. Women empowerment has helped the women know their rights and today they are working and financially independent sometimes ego clashes and these things lead to divorces. So it is mentality not empowerment.

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Sushil Yadav said: (Aug 6, 2014)  
Surely women empowerment may be termed as one reason for increasing divorce cases. Compare the condition of women in the 60's to now, the major difference that you would observe is significant rise in the number of working women and as a consequence of this they've become more self dependent and don't have to depend on anyone else for their daily bread. Another consequence of this is women then never used to raise their voice against the exploitation done against them and this was primarily due to there over dependent on their husband or any other male in the family. But now the scenario has been completely changed women having got employed don't beer anything and register complain against the concerned person without a delay.

But inspite of all this women are no where to be blamed, as in 80 percent of the cases it's due to exploitation done against, so in a way they are forced whereas in remaining 20 percent cases, women voluntarily go out for seeking divorce against their spouses.

Conclusively, women empowerment may be a cause for divorce but surely not due to women.

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Lily said: (Jul 26, 2014)  
Hello everyone, stop deciding who is the culprit?we should never blame a person whether it is a he or she for getting separated from each other, rather we should blame the situation. These days women empowerment is essential because a country can't be developed if the citizens of it keep on fighting among themselves that who is better man or woman rather than focusing the improvements they can bring together.

For this the society have to change their mindset, opportunity doesn't with a name on it, you have to grab yours, whether it is a he or she.

So women empowerment has no role with the divorce rate in India because if a couple is happy together nothing can come in between them, at the end of the day they will be together.

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Ramkumar said: (Jul 25, 2014)  
The media and technology has a role in degrading the institution of Family. The mobile phone is used by today's woman to have hidden relationships more effectively and gives a bad impression that they were looking for such opportunity to unleash their potential. The media also highlight provoking stories like rape of daughters by father and rape incidents and divorces, while good relationships and good families are not appreciated at the same scale. Good incidents all over the world are not highlighted as war, rape and murder. Many advertisements are not watchable with family.

The nutrition of the institution of Family is necessity of humanity. The loss will not only affect men but also women, especially children. The well keep of this institution should be the basis of a cultured society, truthfulness, decency, sacrifice to humanity and history of human progress. The well being and upbringing of children should be the sole responsibility of Family than state, where a culture human being will be created.

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Thangam said: (Jul 20, 2014)  
Women empowerment has revolutionized the society. They have also started to built new ventures which eventually has helped the society. This has shown a ray of light in mutual understanding. Now in our society we have a lot of women entrepreneurs for which we can be proud of.

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Ankit said: (Jul 16, 2014)  
What's the right meaning of empowering women? - Competing with men? I don't think so.

"Can't we have educated women in our home? Can't we have educated mothers?".

Its true that there WAS a time when women were disrespected and ill treated. They were deprived of education. They were not treated equal to men. But times have changed drastically and things are different now.

Now, Like the parts of a machine or like the parts of our body, every body has a specific job to do in our society. And somebody rightly said "No work is Small".

So with more and more women neglecting their primary job of being a good homemaker (the essence and base strength of a healthy society) and taking up jobs which a man can do with much less effort than a woman the balance of the society is getting disturbed.

So, In my views, women empowerment has somehow played a vital role in increasing divorce rates in India.

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Rajesh said: (Jul 12, 2014)  
Good morning friends.

I am here to share my point of views.

Woman empowerment is something which gives woman equal chances to participate or to compete in every field with man. It makes women aware of their rights and freedom. Friends we have been living in a male dominating society where men are superior race.

Earlier women were not allowed to take part in any decision making, they were easy prey of violence and were not allowed to speak even a single word even after violence with them. They were deprived of their basic rights. Even today in many forms or for academic purpose management ask fathers name, why can't they ask for mothers name also?

Now with the empowerment of women they have come to know their rights, their freedom. So they don't want to get discriminated by male. This creates problem because men just can't tolerate to see demeaning their position in the society. They want to rule the society and still think as the superior race in the society. But now woman of our society giving man tough competition.

So even woman start argumenting and the situation becomes heated.

This may one of the cause of increased divorce.

In the end I want to conclude that its the fault of the woman empowerment programmes for increased divorce. Its just for the upliftment of a retarded race of the society.

We man and woman of the society should understand the value of relation. Its just our thoughts that are causing increased divorce.

We need to make it amenable for each other.

Thank you.

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R K Arvind said: (Jul 10, 2014)  
Cause for increasing divorce in India is misunderstandings between couples, because before marriage they didn't spent much time with each other or may be dowry demand. Women empowerment can't be a cause. Because women empowerment gives authority to women to come forward to participate in every aspect of life and services not less than a man. It tells about their rights, it make women to raise their voice against any exploitation by society, so how it is a cause.

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Gaurav said: (Jun 21, 2014)  
Hello friends, women empowerment is not the reason for increasing divorce rates in India. Now women are empowered so that they know about the world and don't want to live in relationships which they think has no meaning. It is better to get separated than to live in relationships which causes harm to both people lives.

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Lambodar said: (Jun 17, 2014)  
This is one of cause but we can't put any bad impression on women empowerment. When a female are less educated and do not know about real world men put pressure on them. Men put force and got there work done by women. But now as women are well educated and able to know the real world they do not want to tolerate such pressure and better choose diverse and stay single.

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