Society can only be developed if women help other women like men are doing for decades of time.
She want to
If given a chance
Given a ride
To face the world
Helping one another
Uplifting one another
Women for women
Pride for pride
World need to see
Women in women
Heart to heart connection
Empowerment doesn’t only include an efficient approach to education and employment but also a natural right to decide, equality, and understanding. Withdrawing any of these factors can lower women’s status in human society. History itself is proof that women have suffered a lot through the years at the hands of men. In earlier times, they were treated as almost non-existent. As if all the rights belonged to men even something as basic as voting. As times evolved, women realized their power. There began the revolution for women empowerment. The struggle for power is quite real in every field, especially STEM which is practically known as “Men’s domain”.
During the time when women held no authority whatsoever, women’s empowerment came in like a breath of fresh air. It made them aware of their rights and how they must make their own place in society rather than depending on the traditional belief of the masculine society. However, we still have a long way to go when we talk about the reasons why we need it.
Need for Women Empowerment
Almost every country, no matter how progressive has a history of demeaning women. In other words, women from all over the world have been rebellious to reach the status they have today. While the western countries are still making progress, third world countries like Nepal still lack behind in Women Empowerment.
In Nepal, women’s empowerment is needed now more than ever. The education and freedom scenario is very regressive here compared to other countries. In remote parts of Nepal women still are not allowed to pursue higher education and are married off early whether they choose to or not. The men are still dominating women both inside the four walls and outside. Some women do not have the freedom to go out and enjoy themselves.
In addition, domestic violence is a major problem in Nepal. The men beat up their wives and abuse them as they think women are their property. More so, because women are afraid to speak up. Similarly, the women who do actually work get paid less than their male counterparts. It is downright unfair and sexist to pay someone less for the same work because of their gender. These issues are not made up, women have been victims of underpaid employment since a long time ago and it still exists. Thus, we see how women’s empowerment is the need of the hour. We need to empower these women to speak up for themselves and never be a victim of injustice.
How to Empower Women?
There are various ways in which one can empower women. Education for girls must be made compulsory so that women can have their own identity. Women must be given equal opportunities in every field and equal pay is a must. Various programs must be held where they can be taught skills to fend for themselves in case they face a financial crisis.
Most importantly, the shame of divorce and abuse must be thrown out of the window. Many women stay in abusive relationships because of the fear of society. Parents must teach their daughters it is okay to come home divorced rather than in a coffin.
In conclusion, if we really want to get the actual trend of empowering women then we should empower women by making them aware to lift one another like men are doing. We rarely see one woman lifting another.
This is where Girls in tech-Nepal comes in, it is a global organization that has taken the initiative to empower, educate, and engage girls. The main vision of Girls in Tech is to help women stand up for themselves. Keeping in mind all the scenarios for uplifting women the organization has been started in Nepal. Our country doesn’t lack skills, the lacking criteria are only awareness of enhancing their skills to uplift their career the world is being ready to see.
About the Author
Jyotsna Chandra Mahato is a Marketing enthusiast who is pursuing her BBA in Kist college of Management, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu (Third Year) for getting inside the world of Business. She loves writing, Travelling, and Photography apart from these things she is also into Psychology who enjoys reading Human Behaviours. She believes working Smartly than working Hard with an attitude of never settling down with one thing in life as “LIFE IS AIMED TO LIVE FULLY NOT WITH TAGLINES”.