What Are The Ways To Empower Women Globally
Did you know that women make up half of the world’s population? And yet, they only receive about 10% of all funding for international development programs.
This has got to change if we want to achieve gender equality and help women around the globe reach their full potential! I’ve compiled a list of ways you can empower women globally by breaking down barriers and supporting them in their fight for equality.
Start With Yourself
Come up with a plan to make gender equality a priority in your life. You can start by:
- Adopting a girl and empowering her to pursue an education helps change the cycle of poverty and gives girls more access to jobs.
- Supporting women in your community by donating money or volunteering at women’s shelters or charity organizations that work with vulnerable populations.
- You are leading by example and being vocal about gender equality issues when you see them arise, whether it’s at work or around the dinner table with family members and friends.
- Educate Women
- Educate girls.
Girls are more likely to go to school if their mothers are educated; we know this because there’s been research done on it! And if we can get parents involved in educating their daughters (instead of just assuming that they will), these attitudes will also trickle down into generations. Before long, women everywhere will be treated with equal respect and abilities.
Support Women Leaders
You can also help empower women by supporting women leaders. This means advocating for gender diversity in politics, business, academia, the military and sports. In all industries, supporting female leaders is a great way to encourage other women to get involved in leadership positions.
For example, many organizations have set up mentorship programs for young women who want to break into male-dominated industries like engineering or finance.
Support Local, Small Businesses Owned By Women Around The World
Supporting local small businesses owned by women worldwide is a great way to empower women globally. In many countries, such as India and Kenya, women are the backbone of their communities and are often overlooked in business.
You could also buy from them directly. This might mean buying vegetables at a farmer’s market owned by an entrepreneur who had previously worked on another farm but wants more autonomy for herself and her family.
Invest In An All-Girls School or Program
All-girls schools and programs are especially important for girls from low-income families because these students face higher rates of dropping out than their wealthier counterparts.
Girls from low-income families also tend to be less likely than others to pursue higher education after high school, which can severely limit their future earnings potential and career options.
An all-girl environment can offer a supportive community where young women can thrive academically while feeling safe enough to share their ideas openly with each other and faculty members without fear of being judged based on appearance or gender stereotypes.”
Speak Up For Women Who Can’t Speak Up For Themselves
It’s not always easy, but it’s important to speak up when women are discriminated against or harassed. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what to say or how to say it; often, the best thing you can do is listen and let them know they’re not alone.
If you witness this behaviour in your workplace, school, or public space (e.g., a park), don’t be shy about confronting those involved with a stern look and “Excuse me.” You should also contact an organization that fights for women’s rights about what happened so they can take action if necessary.
Support Microfinance Programs That Help Female Entrepreneurs
Microfinance programs are one of the best ways to empower women globally. Although there is still a long way to go before women can achieve equality, these programs have already shown impressive results.
For example, in Bangladesh, microfinance has helped women become small business owners who provide jobs for themselves and their families.
It’s also important to give back directly through purchases and shopping habits. When you buy from companies with strong female leadership or even better yet, if you can find one that provides opportunities for women within its organization, you are helping them empower other women worldwide!
These ideas are good enough to start a paragraph about empowering women globally, especially when you want to write on this topic. If we work together, we can make a difference! You don’t have to do everything on this list; pick one thing and go with it.