Women Empowerment: What is it really?

Women empowerment is a widely spoken topic in the contemporary world, yet many do it without really understanding the essence of what really women empowerment is. While the phrase ‘women empowerment’ holds a much deeper meaning and understanding the context is not something to be confined to a 1000-word article.

Women empowerment in Afghanistan women may mean being able to ride their bicycles on the road without being discriminated against, while it may mean disrupting the patriarchy in the business world for some women. While to me, it means going out on my own, taking care of my things by myself, being able to travel independently, and having the freedom to make life decisions without being interfered.

Regardless of the specificity of the motive, the ultimate goal of women empowerment is to provide equal opportunity and rights to women. It means ensuring that they are able to achieve their goals in life when it comes to finances, education and employment without being hindered by the fact they are women.

Women empowerment does not just mean empowering women in terms of rights but also providing them with equal opportunity for education and employment.

Women empowerment is about equality. It is about treating women as equals and giving them equal opportunities for education and employment.

Women need to be educated so that they can have a good job, earn money, take care of their family and live with dignity in society. They also need to be able to make decisions on their own behalf without interference from men or other people who may not have the same views as an individual woman might have.

It’s important that we encourage women who want change within themselves or within their communities through education so that they can become successful members of society with equal rights under law.

The women need to be independent financially so that they don’t need to rely on any other person for their basic needs.

Women are the mainstay in most households and have to take care of their family and children. The reason why a woman is dependent on men is because she cannot provide herself with food, clothing and shelter. This means that she will always be dependent on somebody else for these things but if a woman can earn her own money then she can live independently without depending on anyone else in the world.

Gladly, this has been changing since recently women are focused on building their careers, along with supportive men who are willing to share the household chores equally. Though we have a long way to go in terms of empowering women in their careers, the change in ideologies around the world is to be noted. Slow but steady steps.

In order to achieve a state of financial independence women need to be empowered in order to grow in their careers or business.

Women empowerment is the process through which women are given the opportunity to grow in their careers and businesses. It helps them to become independent so that they would not be dependent on anyone else for their everyday needs. The main goal of this concept is to empower women with financial independence so that they can support themselves financially as well as emotionally and psychologically.

Women empowerment has been discussed extensively in literature, debates and research papers over time; however there are still many myths floating around about it. Eradicating them forever will be a tedious task, yet some organizations have put their effort into initiating the change in many regions worldwide.

Women empowerment means more than just being able to vote or hold a job; it means being able to grow in your career or business without fear of discrimination based on gender or ethnicity.

Empowering women makes sense because it has a direct economic benefit.

Women empowerment is also beneficial when it comes down to society as a whole; this means that everyone benefits from increased financial freedom because there is less need for charity work or government assistance programs like welfare checks. It’s great news for everyone involved: the individual receives more money than before; but also the community overall benefits. This even contributes to reducing poverty in countries.

When women and girls are empowered, they have more opportunities to fight for their rights and for their society. By empowering women with education, leadership skills, and economic independence, we can advance in social ranking and make possible a better future for them and their children.

It is no doubt, women and girls are the driving force for change in the world. Why many people fail to understand it, and why some discriminate and abuse women is still a mystery that is to be solved.

As mentioned earlier, women empowerment is a vast topic. Everything from freedom of expression, freedom to involve, being free from discrimination, the opportunity to be heard, being challenged equally, being independent, having the freedom to make decisions, to thrive in a patriarchal world, empowers a woman.

Sustainable Development Goal 5 is “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” and is a crucial part of work in education, finance, advocacy, and other initiatives contributing to “women’s empowerment” all over the world.

While in my opinion, “women empowerment” is not something that can be defined or elaborated simply, it is an area that each individual, regardless of gender, must work towards to establish in the world. Because women empowerment is a deep and complex field which requires constant effort by all to improve the status of women across the world.

Penned by
Rtr. Jameema Raffaideen
Rotaract Club of Kandy







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