Empowering women is powerful. But what exactly is women’s empowerment?
Women empowerment can be defined in very simple words, that it is making women powerful so that they can take their own choices regarding their lives and transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. It is empowering women to make them able to get their real rights in the society.
Not everyone of us understands how difficult it was back in the days where women were neglected. Women were prevented from their voting rights. They were not allowed to have education and not only that. Even the minor matters like having their say in the family, like marriage. It doesn’t come to an end by this. It’s awful that women have been deprived of basic rights for thousands of years. Sadly, even today, women in different parts of the world still face the same discrimination as women in the past. But we have come a long way.
But what made the humanity change its mind? Well, obviously people didn’t just decide to wake up one day and give certain extent of freedom to women in the world. Duh!
All praises to all those brave and courageous women who struggled to make it happen, stood up, and refused to be someone whom others wanted them to be. It’s commendable!
I would like to add a piece from Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech here.
“I had two options. One was to remain silent and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then to be killed. I chose the second one, I decided to speak up.”
What’s special about her speech is the fact that it’s all real. Her story, a true story of a teenager girl from Pakistan who was shot in the face for taking the path of education and urging other girls to do so. If this isn’t an inspirational story to any of us, then I don’t know what is.
Women’s empowerment stories and speeches haven’t expired yet. There are still women who need to read these stories in order to feel good for being a woman.
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