01 Aug Female Empowerment: A Primer
Women’s empowerment is defined as fostering women’s self-esteem, ability to make their own decisions, and right to affect societal change for themselves along with others. Women’s empowerment, a basic human right, is also critical to establishing a more peaceful and prosperous world.
In recent years the promotion of women’s rights has become part of a larger global movement that has been breaking new ground. With time, International Women’s Empowerment Day is gaining popularity.
Despite great progress, females in every country are facing prejudice and abuse.. Women are still discriminated against in some societies because of their gender. They do not have the same legal rights as males. Women are expected to do household chores including cooking and cleaning. Women are still held to a high standard by their culture and families. Women are unable to go out at night or with men. Some women are influenced by their husbands or parents.
They still don’t let women work or study outside the home because they believe women are weaker than men and that some husbands are jealous. Furthermore, some women marry at a young age, while others are compelled to marry by their parents. In today’s society, women’s empowerment is critical. It is critical for women’s self-esteem as well as for societies.
Women can engage equally in school, society, the economy, and politics. Women can participate in society because they have the freedom to choose their religious, linguistic, occupational, and other interests. Women have the same access to higher education as males.
There are five types of women empowerment including social, educational, economic, political, and psychological empowerment. Women’s social relationships and places in social institutions are strengthened as a result of social empowerment, giving them a greater sense of purpose outside the house. Education empowerment assists young girl’s access to their rights and responsibilities, as well as improve, self-esteem, self-confidence and empowering them to be self-sufficient.
Women, in particular, would have a greater share of control over the material, human, intellectual, and financial resources as a result of economic empowerment. Women’s political participation entails the decentralization of power and authority in underprivileged, troubled, and helpless people who have been unable to participate in the decision-making process and the implementation of government and organization policies and programs, as well as family and societal issues. Psychological empowerment can help women gain confidence, understand their worth, and take control of their finances and bodies.
Furthermore, discriminatory laws and linked societal practices can impede a woman’s rights in many low-income countries. She might not be able to buy a house, establish a bank account, get an education, start a business, and do other things. Anything that makes society rethink these rules and traditions can help women gain power.
Increasing women’s access to life-changing commodities is another method to empower them. Many poor individuals lack access to fundamental amenities that are taken for granted in high-income countries. Access to reliable power, high-quality education, and affordable health care is included in these products and services. Lack of access to these fundamental services is frequently associated with financial hardships for women.