Problems Faced by Working Women
Dr. Rajinderpal Kaur Sidhu, Reader and Dr. Jagpreet Kaur, Lecturer, Deptt. Of Education, Punjabi University, Patiala.
It is an open truth that working women have to face problems just by virtue of their being a woman. Working women here are referred to those who are in paid employment. From just a skilled homemaker, women today have acquired skills and capabilities of not just being a homemaker but being at par with their male counterparts. This is the new generation of women, who wants to pursue their dream career. But this life is not a bed of roses for all. More conflict arises with the working mother. One has to fulfill the demand at work followed by various demands at home. In today’s scenario the husband and wife both work towards creating a balance with their work life as well as at home with their children. But it is still difficult for women as she has to play multiple roles of a cook, a family maid, a tutor, a nurse as well as cater to the demands of office work. This can leave a working woman stressed and anxious; more so if the family is not supportive. The paper calls for improving the working conditions of the working women along with a fundamental change in the attitudes of the employers, policy makers, family members and other relatives and the public at large.