Why empower a woman and how?
Updated: May 2
Finding your why is the most important drive to foster change. It's truly remarkable how much is revealed when you realize or redefine the reasons behind your actions. So why is it important to be part of a circle of the impact that aims to establish equity and equality for women?
Because of human rights
More than 135 million women are migrants.
1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse in 2020.
Globally, women hold only 24% of senior leadership positions. Black women and women of color struggle to manage the intersectional bias among their race and their gender.
Women with disabilities are invisible.
Women, generally, fear. Fear to speak, to walk on the street alone, to dream, to live.
Women's rights are human rights and we all need to come to a conscious decision to stand for the human race's rights.
Because of sustainability The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 is a map to guide humanity towards advanced living conditions where none is excluded. Gender equality and women's empowerment can be observed in all 17 goals confirming that only by establishing equal rights for women can we create a high-quality living for humankind.
Because of the economy
Women perform 66% of the world's work, produce 50 percent of the food, and drive the global economy by controlling the $20 trillion annual consumer spending. BUT they earn only 10% of the income and own 2% of the property. Women and girls suffer from poverty holding the 70% of the people who live with less than a dollar a day.
Just imagine how much economic growth can be achieved if we balance the income and the spending of women globally. Because it affects you If you are a human, gender inequality affects you, your family, your friends, your quality of life, your economic level, your lifestyle. Actually, even if you are the richest person in the world you could never be as rich as you could be if women had equal rights. Because of history You, I, and everyone else are the ones who write the history. Small but collective actions have the power to create waves of change around humanity. Even if you are a strong believer that policies, governments, organizations, and companies have the power and only they can run this world, I am inviting you to consider the law of demand and supply.
It is certain that each one of us has come to life with a purpose. Some know why (their why), some others don't. Some have the clarity to follow their why, some others don't. Every life path is sacred and every human, despite their actions, has a footprint with their existence.
The big question is:
Where do you WANT to stand?