It’s no secret – serious candidates start daily essay practice for UPSC examination on different topics quite ahead of the casual, unplanned lot.
But wait a minute! Just don’t pounce on any topic.
Examiners prefer some topics more to others. One such topic is women’s issues and their empowerment taken up by countries all over the world. These topics show up in the UPSC essay question paper frequently.
From study point of view, women’s issues represent a compact space. That means, a crash-course kind of preparation around the indicated topics could bring good marks for you in the essay paper.
Even if you’re not lucky enough, the knowledge gained by studying the topics will be useful for the GK papers.
This post provides you a list of 20 topics on women empowerment essays for UPSC.
20 Women Empowerment Topics – Crucial Essay Practice for UPSC
The 20 topics given here originate from the following four main issues of women in India and also all over the world:
- Gender discrimination
- Economic Insecurity
Study each head in detail. Learn about the problems of women as well as the plans launched for their welfare by the governments of different countries. Also study the schemes launched by NGOs and different forums worldwide.
Even so, only reading won’t suffice. Remember that for UPSC essay practice, you must write at least on one topic everyday. Choose one of the following topics and keep writing and improving. Be consistent.
These topics are my guesses for UPSC essay paper 2022 and 2023. I’ll try to revise and expand this list from time to time.
- Demand for dowry discredits education and disgraces womankind.
- Girl child’s low status in families is the root cause of illiteracy in women and the continued existence of the dowry system.
- Personal finance must be made a mandatory part of the education of females from an early age.
- Economically aware females are less prone to exploitation.
- The pre and post-divorce issues of divorced women need better legal solutions.
- Fathers in the patriarchal structure of Indian families are duty-bound to society. They need to set trends that deny gender discrimination.
- Increasing employment opportunities for women will help curb corruption.
- “A female has a right to her body even if she’s still in the womb.”
- “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- Are the government schemes launched for women’s empowerment enough?
- Women’s empowerment is the ‘justified thing to do’ as well as the ‘effective thing to do’ – Discuss
- “Any society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world.” – Tian Wei, CCTV
- Empowering women makes the society more compassionate.
- A woman or man, when you choose to keep quiet about domestic violence, you’re letting it grow.
- We have not addressed domestic violence the way it should have been.
- Are rural women in India fully aware towards availing the benefits of girl child schemes launched by the government?
- “Domestic violence can occur at any socioeconomic level.”
- Addiction can both be cause or effect of domestic abuse.
- Women do not need others to give them their rights, they will take them.
- Women are going to rule; those who hurt their emotions will pay the price in the future.
Download a PDF of this list here -> Essay Practice for UPSC
Do This to Uplift Your Essay Writing Quality
- Memorize best quotes on women’s issues (You’ll find them in plenty on the internet)
- Study and learn by heart important real field data about women (Retention of approximate numbers will do.)
- Try to keep in mind some essay writing formats for different types of essays – expository, argumentative, analytical and critical.
- Read case studies on successful women (Good for citing examples)
- Learn to write different varieties of sentences
- It will be in the interest of all concerned to …
- There is no gainsaying the fact that …
- To put it another way …
- It will be in the fitness of things to …
- Hardly do surveyors bother about …
More Tweaks About UPSC Essay Practice
There is something more you can do in connection with your daily essay practice for UPSC exam.
1.Perhaps you know your exam schedule in advance. Check the timings of the essay paper. Most likely, you’ll write your essays in these slots:
- Essay 1:9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
- Essay 2: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
In order to wire your brain perfectly, practise writing your essays in these two spans everyday.
Doing so, you’ll be able to deliver with your full efficiency on the day of the exam.
2. Make small divisions of the total time allotted for one essay. For example, Thinking: 5 minutes/ Outlining: 10 minutes/ recapitulation and jotting down quotes, data etc.: 5 minutes/ Actual writing:1 hour.
Now, practise to match your writing span to these time limits. Routinely doing so would do away with your timing fears.
Forming Your Own opinion
When you study regularly on a particular subject like women’s empowerment, gradually some opinions start taking a shape in your mind.
You go through government schemes, expert opinions, various patterns of data and quotes from world leaders. However, all of this results into formation of your opinions.
Government did this but more could have been done. This is expert opinion but one point has been missed out. And things like that.
So start maintaining a journal of your own ideas on various issues – the ideas which nobody has suggested but appeal to you.
Citing such facts and reasons makes your essay stand apart. That means more marks … 🙂🙂 Right?
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