We need to overcome this challenges and provide real means of empowerment to women.as the society is bias in between men and women, Girl child and Boy child, it is hard to overcome those challenges but not impossible. If proper actions and support is given then the women can be empowered successfully. 1. Poverty : Poverty is nothing but the lack of enough amount of material possession or money. It is multifaceted concept, which include social, economic, and political elements.70% of the world’s poorest people are women.
Although “women were judged by their beauty rather than by their ability” (Kim, “Where Women Worked During World War I”), they helped contributed in society and had equivalent skills just like men. The war was the one opportunity that demonstrated the women’s abilities and what they were capable of. Then, when the war began, old and new job opportunities opened up and women were the ones filling in the spots. Some of the job opportunities included working in factories, business clerks, nursing, machine shops, and many more. A majority of women who worked were either unmarried or widows.
This is a result of strong economic and political will. The right and needs of women must be addressed in a way that quality education is being given at no cost. There is a need for bolder steps on all fronts in order to enrich the process of learning among
In particular, a lot of knowledged women, due to a good education, had a stable income base. When facing with the unequal status of men and women, they began to think deeply, and tried to overthrow the traditional concept of women. The rapid rise of the United States after World War II laid the economic foundation for the second women 's movement in the United
Investment in women skills and giving them power to make their own selection is not only important but also leads to economic growth and development (UN, 1995). Empowerment is explained by how much people participate in the decisions and actions of their lives (Oxfam,
3 Empirical Literature Review Women empowerment world-wide has been among the critical roles of many countries in order to enable women participate actively in the national economy, politics and social related issues. Particularly in economy, different mechanisms has been used to empower women, among them are establishment of rotating savings and credit associations, creation of self-help groups in the communities and creation of different income generation activities (ILO, 2006). In fact, women are very much committed to these groups since they normally help them to make significant changes in their lives. Many women economic groups are legitimate forums for discussing different problems such as lower women economic status, entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs play a key role in in the development of economies all over the world. Women entrepreneur across the globe plays equal role with their men counterparts in economic development. Women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria has been recognized as very important to national development because of the economic benefits in both developed and less developed countries. Women have the uncommon capability to grow and contribute meaningfully to the development of any nation when empowered. Development of women entrepreneurship is the easiest approach to economic vitality.
Entrepreneurship brings about women’s economic independence and improves their social status which in turn empowers them. The importance of promoting women entrepreneurship is now being increasingly realized globally. It empowers women by bringing them into main stream of development and improves their economic status and provides new employment opportunities by
“Women 's Suffrage Movement, women 's economic roles increased in society. Since there was more educational opportunities for women it led more and more women to sense their potential for meaningful professional careers” (Women’s Suffrage Movement vs. Women’s Rights Movement in the 1800s). Therefor women have had to work to make their mark on society. This shows that women can make their way to the top no matter how unfair they are treated. Aladeselu said ¨We empower women when we give them sense of self worth, treat them as equal humans as men, not as property that can be inherited, disposed off at will, not as a slave” (Women contribute a lot to to the society if empowered).
‘Women Empowerment’ denotes a situation when women become free of the all the kinds of dependency and deprivations whether social or economic. It is related to overall development of women right from having an economically independent and self reliant status to an active participant in socio-political developments. ‘Women empowerment’ involves various facets of development in the form of social, educational, occupational, political, religious freedom. The idea of Women’s Empowerment has gained global importance over the last few decades. This has emerged as an agenda of utmost importance.