Women’s empowerment means that women have the ability and right to fully participate economically, socially, culturally and politically without being discriminated on basis of their gender. We have made a long way in promoting women’s right.
In the past decades, women have spread their wings and have made tremendous progress. Success of various women as head of states or CEOs of companies has proved that women, given the freedom and trust, can be equal or even better than men. However, many women are still target of the society. In various parts of the world, women are either glorified as being good wives and mothers, or they are being characterized as the “Inferior sex” who are physically and mentally ill.
Although the role and power of women are different from that of yesteryears, the following facts give us a glimpse that not all women are created equal and not all women are contributing or are allowed to contribute to the betterment of the society.
8 Facts You Need To Know
According to the UN Foundation, at least 250,000 maternal deaths and as many as 1.7 million newborn deaths would be averted if the need for both family planning and maternal and newborn health services were met.
- In the USA, One in five female undergraduates have experienced some kind of sexual assault while in college, according to a new study of students at nine institutions released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- If women were to participate in the labor force to the same extent as men, national income could increase by 5 percent in the U.S., 9 percent in Japan, and 27 percent in India.
- Women account for around 2/3rd of the world’s working hours and earn only 10% of the world’s income?
- Women produce half of the world’s food and own only 1% of its land.
- 900 million adults worldwide who cannot read or write, about 2/3rd are women.
- Only 22.8 per cent of all national parliamentarians were women as of June 2016, a slow increase from 11.3 per cent in 1995
- The exclusion from education is most problematic among young women in sub-Saharan Africa, where 49.8 per cent of the female youth population had either no or limited education
- Over 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday worldwide.
Based on the facts above, we can safely proclaim that women are not treated equal to men, therefore women’s empowerment becomes more important In our times. Hence to celebrate the rights of women, Women’s Day is very important. Not only on this day, but year round we should examine the status of women in our society and make sure that everyone independent of gender and race is contributing to the richness of our society.
Top Quotes About Women’s Empowerment
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything.
I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
Simone de Beauvoir
Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs the most.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together
Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, Women don’t have what it takes.
Clare Boothe Luce
You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet
Susan B. Anthony
Look your best – who said love is blind?
There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
Madeleine K. Albright
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.
If I had to pick myself up and do it all over again, I would do it even better this time
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
Love makes your soul crawl out of its hiding place
Zora Neale Hurst
When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.
Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live.
Confidence comes not only from always being right, but not fearing to be wrong
Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world
I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.
It’s never too late to be what you might have been
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow
No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.
Billie Jean King
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind
You can’t be better tomorrow, if you can’t stop thinking about yesterday.
Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.
Edna Gardner Whyte
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Success is how high you bounce once you hit bottom.
Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks
Shannon L. Alder
Well-behaved women seldom make history
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with
Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.
Beyoncé Knowles Carter
There are 2 ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has
It is better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day
When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains
I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony
Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world
If you want everything, You first have to give everything.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Put your heart, mind and soul into the smallest acts, that’s the secret of success.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose
It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are
You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.
Women hold up half the sky
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts
How many people walk through this world with a memory of you? Impact someone’s life with the little things you do!
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
Infographic – Women And The Economy