The Five Components Of Women's Empowerment

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Several international conventions have given provisions for the empowerment of women but everywhere in the society women tend to be overrepresented at the grassroots level or in supporting roles rather than in positions of power.
Currently, worldwide only twenty percent of the world’s parliamentary seats are occupied by women. It is clear that a lot more need to be done in the efforts towards women’s political empowerment. Women should get into positions of power by merit and not through considerations of advocacy or affirmative action.
The story has not been bad altogether, though. What used to be a patriarchal society where men dominated every sphere of endeavour and appropriating the spoils of society to themselves is gradually changing
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There the five components of women empowerment were defined, each showing how women can be empowered and the significance of doing so. Empowering women through education is actually providing them with a weapon to live up their customary part, fight with the challenges and bring positive change in their lives. It opens up new horizons for women, broadens their thinking, and helps them to develop new ideas and hopes, enhances their knowledge and skills and provides them the courage to meet the challenges of life and give freedom of…show more content…
Women have both a right and an obligation to actively participate in political leadership. Political analysts and researchers from different regions of the world (for example Clinton-Rodham, 2003; Neuman, 1998; Maathai, 2006; Thomas and Wilcox, 2005; Wanjohi, 2003) have observed that when women get into leadership and management, they bring a different perspective of political leadership. Again, it is reported that there are lower levels of government corruption where there are higher levels of female participation (World Bank, 2008).

It has been have argued that having more women in politics would help solve problems associated with grinding poverty that afflicts women. Women’s participation in leadership would not only aid in nation building but also help to balance deficiencies in decision making process (Epstein et al., 2005). Neuman (1998), observed that decisions concerned with issues of education, health, gender violence, women’s economic empowerment, peace, rights, dignity, and democracy are usually of great concern to women
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