7th Std Social Science Term 3 Solution | Lesson.7 Women Empowerment

Lesson.7 Women Empowerment

7th Standard Social Science Guide in English | Women Empowerment

Lesson.7 Women Empowerment

I. Choose the correct answer

1. Which of the following is NOT a consequence of gender inequality?

  1. Poor maternal health
  2. Greater insecurity for men
  3. The spread of HIV/AIDS
  4. Lower literacy rates for women

Ans : The spread of HIV/AIDS

2. Gender equality is an issue that is relevant to

  1. Girls and women; it’s a women’s issue
  2. All societies, women and men alike
  3. Third world countries only
  4. Developed Countries only

Ans : All societies, women and men alike

3. Which of the following strategies will help women become more socially and economically

  1. Women working together to challenge discrimination
  2. More income sources for women
  3. Improved access to education
  4. All of the above

Ans : All of the above

4. Why are girls more likely than boys to miss out on secondary education in the developing world?

  1. Because of high school fees, only boys are sent to school
  2. Girls are expected to help out at home
  3. Child Marriage restricts girls mobility and freedom
  4. All of the above

Ans : All of the above

II. Fill in the Blanks.

1. Jyotirao Phule is remembered as the champion of women’s education in India. He, along with his wife_____________, opened the first school for girls in 1848.

Ans : Savitribai Phule

2. ____________is the first Woman to hold a Union Foreign Minister’s post.

Ans : Sushma Swaraj

3. ____________is the first Woman Director General of Police (DGP)

Ans : Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

4. _________is the first Indian Woman to win Booker

Ans : Arundhati Roy

III. Match the following

1. Sirimavo BandaranaikeEngland
2. Valentina TereshkovaJapan
3. Junko TabeiSri Lanka
4. Charlotte CooperUSSR
 Ans : 1 – C, 2 – D, 3 – B, 4 – A

IV. Consider the following statement and tick the appropriate answer

1. Assertion (A) :Now women are being integrated at all steps of humanitarian operations.

Reason (R) : Women and girls suffer the most from any kind of conflict in the society

  1. Both, A and R, are true and R is the correct explanation of A
  2. Both, A and R, are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
  3. If A is true but R is false
  4. If A is false but R is true

Ans : Both, A and R, are true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Assertion (A) : Violence against women cuts across caste, class, religion, age and even education.

Reason (R) : Domestic violence is manifested in the form of foeticide, infanticide, dowry murder, marital cruelty, battering, child abuse etc.

  1. Both, A and R, are true and R is the correct explanation of A
  2. Both, A and R, are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
  3. If A is true but R is false
  4. If A is false but R is true

Ans : Both, A and R, are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

V. Answer the following questions:

1. Discuss about various roles played by woman in Society.

  • Importance of women’s economic empowerment in society is inevitable.
  • Women’s economic empowerment is central to realising women’s rights and gender equality.
  • Empowering women in the economy and bridging gender gaps in the world of work are key to achieving the agenda for Sustainable Development
  • When more women work, economies grow. 4. Increasing women’s and girls’ educational attainment contributes to women’s economic empowerment and more inclusive economic growth.
  • Other than these, women also play the role of caretakers of children and elders at home.
  • Women have the capacity to transform a society for the better.

2. What is gender equality?

Gender equality is the state of equal case of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender.

3. Explain womans right.

Womans rights are the fundamental human rights which include the right to live free from violence, slavery and discrimination, to be educated, to own property, to vote and to earn a fair and equal wage.

4. List out the essential factors of woman empowerment.

The essential factors for empowerment are :

  • Education: Education gives one the ability to think wisely and take thoughtful decisions.
  • Gender Discrimination: A Society which discriminates between the two genders can never be empowered.
  • Discrimination based on caste, creed, religion etc.

5. Write an essay on importance of woman’s education.

Importance of woman’s education:

Increased Literacy

Offering all children education will prop up literacy rates, pushing forward development in struggling regions.

Human Trafficking

Women are most vulnerable to trafficking when they are undereducated and poor. Through providing young girls with opportunities and fundamental skills, Human Trafficking can be significantly undermined.

Political Representation

Across the globe, women are under represented as voters and restricted from political involvement. Civic education, training and all around empowerment will reduce this gap.

Thriving Babies

Children of educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past the age of five.

Later Marriage

As suggested by the United Nations Population Fund, in underdeveloped countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching the age of 18. In a region where a girl receives seven or more years of education, the wedding date is delayed by four years.

Income Potential

According to (UNESCO) a single year of primary education has shown to increase a girl’s wages later in life by 20 percent.

Prospering GDP

Gross Domestic Product also rises when both girls and boys are being offered educational opportunities.

Poverty Reduction

When women are provided with equal rights and equal access to education, they go on to participate in economic activity. Increased earning power leads to reduction in poverty level.


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