According to the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development, closing these gender gaps matters for development and policymaking. Greater gender equality can enhance economic productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions and policies more representative.
While the society work towards gender parity, women should consider building their capacity to make them relevant in their families, communities and society; one of the ways to achieve this is through the networking process. Women are natural networkers; as they connect to each other, there is knowledge sharing, more opportunities, partnerships and businesses are formed, they become more equipped individually and as a group too. Empower fellow women standing by each other. Women need to support each other and stand together against the obstacles facing us every day. It might take some time to get there, but here are some of the ways to empower women and stand as a united body.
One of the easiest ways to empower women around you is to be a role model to them. Be confident and show them that it is easier than they think to be a strong and powerful woman. Women are always in need of more role models to show them the way in life. You could be just the outstanding role model a women needs in her life to empower her.
Going along with watching what we say, take the time to compliment those around you. Women feel way more empowered when they have more confidence. That little boost of confidence you get when you receive a compliment might be just what you need to feel more confident. When we raise each other up, we are empowering each other to reach our full potential.
If you see a woman who is being mistreated, say something. Don’t let these things just pass by. Every time that a woman is belittled, it impacts each and every one of us. By saying something, you are letting the world know that empowering women is a not something to be taken lightly. There are many women organizations rising up against women violence, rape etc, you can go the extra mile in contacting any of them to save a life.
Regardless of your religion, body type, sexual preference, or even fashion sense, we are all women and we all need to stick together. You should be empowering all women to follow their dreams, no matter what their dreams are. By empowering other women, we are allowing each other to reach our highest potential. Empowering women is the only way to fight back against this different treatment. The greatest feats of activist efforts throughout history, across the globe, have come from community and connection. It’s time for all of us to get connected, reach out and lift up each other. You can start with a kind word, a helping hand or just remembering to connect and acknowledge the importance of the people you meet.
Associations are a great way to empower women; usually women get inspired when they can directly relate to other women’s success stories. Women need to work together as a team to break barriers, laws and norms that seemingly restrict them. By networking and associating with each other, women can build better businesses, gain a larger economic space, becomes part of civil society and can have a louder voice when advocating policies that will benefit their lives and businesses.
‘’Girls COMPETE with each other, real women EMPOWER each other”