I just wanted to revisit this post. Women’s empowerment is not only essential for global development but to our survival.
A few days ago I read this article, Elite Women Put a New Spin on an Old Debate, which sent me on a journey of gender rediscovery and reaffirmation. I, subsequently, began researching the effects gender inequality has on families, domestic economies and the environment. Although I am far from understanding all of the details and intricacies involved, the importance of the role women must be empowered to assume within their immediate & extended families, domestic economies and internationally cannot be adequately underscored.
What has also become equally evident is the destructive framework that mankind is working within that prevents building a foundation for eradicating poverty. Archaic mindsets that limit women’s potential for whatever reasons, whether through cultural or religious beliefs or simply because the necessity of women’s empowerment isn’t understood, are rigidly in place that not only damage the world’s most vulnerable but endanger all of our futures.
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