What is women empowerment and why didn’t I write “women’s”? Women empowerment is that which gives voice and relevance to women. It’s about bringing women into the fold of society.
Why am I writing things that sound funny?
Because you’ve been using the wrong term, we all have (maybe that’s part of the problem), if you’ve been using it at all. I’m going to clear that up for you.
“Women’s” empowerment is, according to English, something that women own. That means we’re talking about a noun, a thing. “Women empowerment” means we’re talking about an action, a movement, and the real topic of discussion.
7 Need to Know Points of Women Empowerment
Thanks for the semantics lesson, but why are we on this topic?
Given the current political and social conversations going on about gender and equality, let’s get you up to speed on why this is relevant today. Bullet style.
Women empowerment is:
- Freedom to make one’s own choices
- Freedom of respect and dignity both in the workplace and in home-life
- Personal autonomy, and the right to say “no”.
- Equal rights
- Equal status
- Equal employment
- Freedom of education
The Best Speech for Women Empowerment (I dare you to try and top it in the comments)
You’ve heard all this feminist empowerment stuff already, right? It’s still relevant, but you already knew that too.
Here’s something that’ll give you chills.
Articles on Women Empowerment
What’s changing? How are things progressing? What’s happening right now?
Here are some recent articles that allow you to dive deeper. Yep, these things are very much being discussed in major publications.
- Forbes: How Entrepreneurs Are Innovating For Female Empowerment
- Peace Corp: Global Issues: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
- SheKnows: Sorry, but female empowerment has nothing to do with your relationship or lack thereof
- Psychology Today: Can ‘Sexy’ Fitness Be Empowering to Women?
Programs for Women Empowerment
Some this info may be hitting close to home for you.
Here’s the next step for you or someone you know. Below is a short list of well-established reputable programs.
- Go Abroad with International Volunteer HQ
- Love Volunteer’s List of Programs
- Women Empowerment in the US
Women Empowerment Education
This is a short blog that really only scrapes the utmost surface of this topic.
There are different sources and styles of education. Women empowerment is present in different avenues of life. Here are some helpful references.
- UNESCO:Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education
- Harvard: For Educators: Girls Equity and Empowerment Resource List
Women Empowerment PDF for Education
Don’t have time to go down a long and winding rabbit hole?
Get educated by snagging a PDF here: (PDF) WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: ROLE OF EDUCATION
Women Empowerment Organizations
Want to know the big players in women empowerment?
Here are some organizations devoted to different aspects.
Women Empowerment PDF for Organizations
Not seeing the right organization in the list above?
There’s plenty more…
Here’s a couple of PDFs with a US national list and a global list.
Women Empowerment Workshops
Maybe you’re looking to get involved immediately, or maybe locally.
Here are a few different workshops, as well as how to find ones near you
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For now, you can also check out Why Women Empowerment is Important in 2019