However, it is important to note that on the surface Zimbabwe appears dedicated to empowering women but the reality on the ground tells a different story. In spite of the vast international, regional and national laws that Zimbabwe is a signatory to, women are still not recognized and given rights to participate in politics like their male counterparts. Consequently, women participation and progress still lags behind men (Nebolisa, 2009). In response to the above, NGOs have since played a pivotal role and tried to fill this void by capacitating women as well as providing relevant civic education in order to instill confidence in them that they have the aptitude to hold leadership responsibilities in a similar manner as
In her work Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen is closely looking at the injustice done to women, and she is especially rejecting the idea of Marriage for money rather than love. Austen also did not agree that women should depend on men for economic-financial protection, thus as not to look kindly on patriarchy and the merging of interests of the upper class and middle class. Convenience marriage was common. Women were deprived of the freedom to earn or inherit money. So marriage for them was a safety net which will save them from a life of poverty and despair; thus, women felt that the only way to achieve social fulfilment was to compete on the marriage market, where Men were the buyers; women were the sellers.
Therefore, women miss the opportunities to participate in decision making or intervene in political activities when the societies open the chance for women take on leadership roles (women’s rights, UN Chronicle). However, they don’t eligible for new opportunities since they still lag behind boys in term of accessing to education and basic skill such as literacy. For this reason, educated women is the solution of gender inequality problem because it can help bring permanent change for women in developing countries. Educated women have more opportunities for obtaining higher-level in career position with higher pay improving the status of women and being accepted and respected by community (The women’s Crusade, The New York Times). For example, they have a chance to move to the urban to work in factory for higher wages.
Hajiya Laila is portrayed as a woman who has travelled round the world, has the connection, a ‘fatter’ bank account than most men in the economic sector but who has refused to accept the society’s definition of her role that she should marry and raise children. Instead, she defines whom she wants to be with, where to go and how to control her money. She is depicted as the African equivalent of the western woman. The kind of freedom she has as a woman who is not married is said to be exactly what men exercise. She encourages Basheika to find an independent means of livelihood.
Once women gained the right to vote, their reputation of spending most their days performing many arduous tasks in and around their homes began to vanish. Most men opposed women having a life outside of the home because they believed that the women’s role in society should be to maintain a clean house, prepare meals and nurture children. It wasn't until after they gained the right to vote that they started to take steps closer to acquiring equality with men. Women began to take their place in male-dominated jobs such as lawyers, clergyman, doctors and political office. Although some women did oppose this new social status, most fought to secure their role in society in order to establish equality.
In Cambodia women represent 51% of the country's population, however, their ability to take part in social, political, and economic life are strictly controlled. For the reason that the traditional norms in Cambodia value women less than men and continuing gender power inequities that lead to poverty, illiteracy, gender discrimination, inequities in sexual and reproductive health, and other barriers that inhibit women from successfully contributing to Cambodia development. Therefore, Cambodia cares is focused on women’s empowerment focuses on the two-key area which are: sexual and reproductive health, increasing female basic rights, security, and promoting through education. From the PRB, it states that a researcher has “determined that empowering
Yet Pakistan is very unfortunate in educating women and comparatively lack basic female education. Due to inequality in education women’s of Pakistan suffer hence it can be inferred that without attaining gender equality the likelihood of acquiring development can be more challenging in Pakistan. In addition to it, educated women are more likely to take a lead in making informed choices in elections and their own personal matters as Muhammad Sabir a Pakistani economists, describes gender equality as majorly salient resource
What Hank fails to recognize is that his daughter also has a family to support. Josey’s role as a single mother and her history of abuse by men only emphasized her dependency on her job. Herbert explains that “Single and divorced women—in our society in which women, on average, make about two-thirds of what men make —are likely to be more economically dependent on their jobs than married women” (Hebert 1994). Josey is the sole provider for her family. Furthermore, the mentality where a woman cannot do a man 's work is even common in the women in the community that believe there’s something wrong if a woman cannot find a husband.
Also some women reject the idea to be a mother and to raise children. The personal thinking control women in many cases. Although women need nowadays equality with men for example they need men to raise with them the children and to they want to go out to work as the men. ( Ntoimo and Abanihe, 2011). e- Modern lifestyle: " Intolerance for early marriage, violence, infidelity" are big reasons that found to determinants of spinsterhood.
In contrast to the traditional concept of marriage and the family, today marriage is not considered as a priority to the evolution of a family. In support of this, very many children are born out of marriages. The question that arises from this scenario is whether a child born out of marriage is legitimate or not. In limelight to this, are the rising cases of unequal parental responsibility with the woman given an upper hand in raising her child while the man on the other hand is left ‘free’. Gender inequality especially in roles has been a huge tussle not only today but also was an issue in the early centuries which was greatly addressed by the Feminist proponents.