Women Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities.
Empowerment is probably the totality of the following or similar capabilities:
* Having decision-making power of their own
* Having access to information and resources for taking proper decision
* Having a range of options from which you can make choices (not just yes/no, either/or.)
* Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making
* Having positive thinking on the ability to make change
* Ability to learn skills for improving one’s personal or group power.
* Ability to change others’ perceptions by democratic means.
* Involving in the growth process and changes that is never ending and self-initiated
* Increasing one’s positive self-image and overcoming stigma
IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Importance of empowering women is very important for building a healthier, better educated, more peaceful and more prosperous societies. “Study after study has shown us that when women are fully empowered and engaged, all of society benefits. “Only in this way can we successfully take on the enormous challenges confronting our world – from conflict resolution and peace building and reaching all the other Millennium Development Goals.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN PAKISTAN
Women empowerment is very important for the progress and development of any nation. In Pakistan 52 percent of women are working hard for empowering themselves and to come in lime light and fight against all the injustice done in Pakistani society. In Pakistan women are facing difficulties facing problems in every aspects of life. Despite of the fact that it is the male dominating society but still in my point of view women has made the place in every field of life and contributing their share in the progress and development of society as well as their families and them selves. If women will be empowered and well educated than the whole nation will be developed and empowered, because women are the future mothers and the development of children are because of them.
PRESENT SITUATION OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
In Pakistan the situation is changing all around women are becoming empowered, working in all walks of life, keeping education as their first priority and they want to cross all the hurdles coming in their way of success. Things are changing in Pakistan but it will take time to accept that women have the equal rights in all fields. Government is doing all possible efforts for paving way of empowerment for women but many things have to be done and should be improved on immediate basis Separate Ministry for women development have also been established and this ministry is working hard for providing facilities to the women but in this ministry research should be done and by proper investigating the problems faced by women in our country policies should be made than, so this thing will help more in improving the condition of women in Pakistan.
ADVANTAGES OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
-NEXT GENERATION WILL BE EMPOWERED BECAUSE OF HER
-IF WOMAN WILL BE EMPOWERED SHE WILL NOT BE A BURDEN ON ANYONE
-FINANCIAL BURDEN OF MAN CAN BE SHARED WITH HER SUPPORT
-FAMILY CAN BE MORE STRONG BECAUSE OF BOTH WORKING HANDS
-WHEN FINANCIAL PROBLEMS WILL BE SHARED THAN RESULTS OF CONFLICTWILL BE LESS.
Women empowerment can help in the progress and development of society but the thing is that for this woman need support of the family and her up coming relations. If the women will be supported in fulfilling her goals so in this way she can be proved more useful member of the society. All things are not in favour of women but still we have to admit it that the typical trend for women are changing and now they are allowed to work, study an enjoy their rights which was given to them from Islam.