Educational Women’s Empowerment

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Women empowerment is an imperative motivator and element in today’s society. It works to uplift women socially, emotionally, and economically. Three essential components include self-confidence, exposure, and independence. Self confidence boosts affirmation in their beliefs and allows women to keep their strong stance and give way to their message. Exposure plays a huge role in getting noticed and acknowledged in society. Lastly, independence is what drives women to start their lives their way instead of having it decided for them. In turn, empowerment fuels women to perform the tasks they do, despite the struggles they face. Women empowerment is vital, especially in terms of  educational empowerment.

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Education is the first step to determining certain abilities and participation in society. Many women might already have passions they want to pursue but cannot as a result of not being given proper and fair education. Structures already set within society inhibit women from receiving this basic right. In many countries, women are given the role of taking care of children and various household tasks.  Only thirty nine percent of countries have equal proportions of boys and girls enrolled in secondary education. In developing countries, thirty five to eighty five percent of girls are forced to stay home from school to take care of their younger siblings and attend to household duties. Their brothers, on the other hand, are able to receive an education and use it to go out and pursue a career.  In order to be able to make their marks in life, women have to be provided with fair education comparable to their male counterparts. Educational empowerment works in a way to provide women with opportunities in the future.

With education, women would be allowed to change their economic standpoint, significantly. About a half of those who are in poverty are represented by women in developing countries. By getting a proper education, women would be able to fulfill needed qualifications in order to receive a higher paying job. Most of their efforts to receive education, however, go unnoticed as a result of the undermining that exists in our society. Education is considered to be one of the most powerful assets a woman can use in order to pave the way to a successful future. It is also valued as one of the ways to bring women out of poverty in many countries.

In order for society to get better, everyone should be able to contribute in higher positions and decision making, and that includes women. Most decisions in many countries are determined by those who are male and of the higher class, and they are making choices for everyone based on their standpoint. In developing regions, about one in three women have a say on major household purchases. Women also find themselves to be economically dependent on men because they are not allowed to go out and have a job. Many jobs that they could potentially have are restricted from them entirely. This is a result of over 2.7 billion women globally being legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men. According to UNWomen, of 189 economies assessed in 2018, 104 economies still have laws preventing women from working in specific jobs.

Educational empowerment is important in today’s society if there is ever to be one where everyone can have equal opportunities. By using education, women can gain the skills and knowledge they need in order to perform jobs that require it. They deserve to have this basic right as anyone else would. As of right now, there are many organizations filled with women empowerment, some of which focus on providing education to them. Some of these organizations include Educate Girls Globally, Friends Pakistan, and the Malala Fund. Educate Girls Globally partners with Government, communities, and schools to promote safe education. Many of these organizations are speaking up and spreading their messages. Friends Pakistan is committed to help social issues that impact Pakistan, which includes working to deliver a fair education among children. The Malala Fund invests in education programs to further the development of education for all, with an emphasis on young women. These and many more organizations work endlessly to provide education that will further help women lead their own lives. It will obviously be a vigorous fight, but women around the world are working hard together for the equal and fair education they deserve.

 

Sources:

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/downloads/Ch8_Poverty_info.pdf

http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures

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