Women Empowerment – Agai Abigail

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“women Empowerment” and “women equality with men” is a burning issue all over the world. What do we mean when we talk about women empowerment. This refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society at large. Women empowerment refers to increasing women, to ensure equal rights to women and to make them confident enough to claim their rights such as:

*freely live their life with a sense of self a worth respect and dignity,
*Have complete control of their life both within and outside of their home and work place.
*To make their own choices and decisions
* Have equal rights to participate in social, religion and public activities
*Have equal rights to social and economic justice
*Get equal opportunity for education
*Get equal employment opportunity without any gender bias
*Get safe and comfortable working environment and their voices heard.
*The need for women empowerment*

1) *under-employed and unemployed :*
Women population constitutes around 50% of the world population. A large number of women around economy suffers a lot because of the unequal opportunity for women at workplace.
2) *Equally competent and intelligent*
Women are equally competent. Nowadays, women are even ahead of men is many social activites
3) *Talented*
Women are talented as well as the male folks, in the past women were allowed higher education like men and hence there talent were wasted. But today women are allowed to go higher studies and it encourages women to show their talents which will not only be of benefit to her but to the whole world at large.
4) *Overall development of the society*
The main advantage of women Empowerment is that there is that there will be an overall development of the society.
5) *Reduction in domestic violence*
Women empowerment leads to decrease in domestic violence,uneducated women are at higher risk of domestic violence.
6) *Reduction of poverty*
Women Empowerment also reduces poverty In the society, sometimes the money earned by the male member of the family is not sufficient to meet the demands of the family. The added earnings of the woman help the family to come out of poverty trap.
7) *National development*
Women are increasingly participating in the national development process. They are making the nation proud by their outstanding performance almost in every sprees including law, medical science, social service, Engineering, etc.
*Conclusion* We can conclude by stating that women makes nation because she brought up a good family and family is the smallest unit of the society. Without women this world cannot progress, Adam couldn’t and that was why God gave him Eve. The world should give maximum honour and respect to women’s rights and status.

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