Women’s empowerment can be defined as promoting equal rights to women, their sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. Women are the backbone of the family as well as a society rightly said, “If you educate a man, you educate only one person but if you educate a woman, you educate the entire family. “Women empowerment has become a wider discourse and to an extent, this seems to be the question of the decade as this decade saw the rise of many women, and the fight for equality seemed to dim in the face of the newly empowered female citizens of our nation, state, and family. The women will be empowered by making them economically independent. As females were given poor education or no education at all, they are not able to get good jobs as a result the women hardly get economic independence.
Women constitute 50% of the world’s population that is nearly half of the population. But their representation in social platforms is not even 20%. For a truly democratic country, equal opportunities should be given to everyone to represent themselves. Women empowerment will gain its true meaning when society will accept women as decision-makers for the economic and financial decisions of the family. We shall encourage women to take their own decisions on any major topics. Women lack appropriate representation in the administration and policy-making committees at workplaces because of fear, lack of confidence, and insecurities. In some societies, women are still underestimated because of their gender. They are still paid less, expected to cook, clean, take care of children, etc. Women are still kept strict by their culture and family. In some families girls don’t have permission to stay out late at night, do jobs, take higher studies, talk with boys, and much such orthodox thinking is still followed. Women are still determined by their parents or husband; they don’t have their own identities. Instead of being sent to school, they are often made to do domestic work at home or are married off for a dowry before they are grown up to a proper age. Women’s empowerment is really needed in such societies and basically rural areas. Debate on women’s empowerment in favor will show how important is women’s empowerment. Empowering women is to give equal rights to participate in education, society, economy, and politics. Women are allowed to take higher education than men. They can go to the high-level of education, finish their classes, learn the skill and study whatever they want. Women also can join the political party as they have the right to vote and do some activities in politics.
Since the dark ages, women have been considered as a retarded race of society, left at the mercy of the male members of the family. But it’s the thing of the past. Like after a long night, bright dusk awaits, we have entered into a modern era. Women are now leading happier life than before. They don’t compromise if the marriage does not turn out well. They are becoming self-dependent and their health is better as compared to the earlier decades. Women are now entering the job market in increasing numbers. They are showing their skills even in non-traditional sectors like police, defense, administration, media, and research fields. A lot of opportunities occur for women in various fields because of the reservations and open-mindedness of society. We are now witnessing a steady improvement in the enrollment of women in schools, colleges, and even in professional institutes. However, there are certain areas where efforts can be made such as establishing high-level corporate leadership for gender equality by treating all women and men fairly at work – respecting and supporting human rights, and nondiscrimination. Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all women and men workers. While promoting education, training, and professional development for women. Implement enterprise development, supply chain, and marketing practices that empower women. Furthermore, equality through community initiatives and advocacy and publicly reporting on progress to achieve gender equality would also assist the societal strengthening. It is pertinent to mention that leadership Promotes gender quality and in this regard affirmation of high-level support and direct top-level policies for gender equality and human rights. Notably, company-wide goals and targets for gender equality include progress as a factor in managers’ performance reviews. To conclude, the empowerment of women is the prerequisite to transforming our developing country into a developed one.