:- Social change refers to the implementation of
ideas which have the potential to bring in a positive
change in the society, mostly to the people who are
marginalized by the way system works and affects them.
A continuous and gradual process, social change has
the power to redefine the holistic setting of a society by
altering its economic, social, cultural, political, and other
aspects. Gender happens to be an integral part of the
society we live in, as male and female population is at par
with one another, hence gender equality as a concept is a
crucial aspect for Social Change to come about. Despite
the gender parity in terms of population, one can’t help
but notice the existing inequality and bias that women in
society have to face across all walks of life on a daily basis.
The discrimination that women face within their families,
at social events or even their workplaces speak volumes of
the need for social change that needs to come about. 67%
women agreed to the gender bias experience in their
To gain better insights of the same, author conducted
a study at women empowerment centers in Rural and
Urban areas around Jodhpur. The women were
interviewed, and presented a questionnaire, asking them
about the change they might have experienced in gender
equality in the last few years as they worked with these
organizations. The study includes the experiences of
women at the domestic, professional, and societal fronts.
76% respondents voted right to education and
employment as a mean to reduce the gender
The expected results indicate a positive growth in
gender equality when it comes to the lives of the women
who are working at these empowerment centers.
This research aims at establishing the fact that
women should be conditioned to be financially
independent through receiving education about their
rights, in order to bring in a much needed equality
amongst both genders in a society.
Social Change, Gender Equality, Rural Areas, Discrimination , Upliftment.