In the past, society exploited women in every way possible. They faced harsh judgment, limited independence, and had no place next to males. Even their basic human rights were taken away from them. For them to leave a lasting impression of “women power” and carve out a prominent role in society, it needed a lot of work and bravery.Women, particularly those with low skill levels, are frequently put in vulnerable positions in a context of gender discrimination. In 2018, the World Bank surveyed 189 economies and discovered that nearly half still have regulations that restrict women from working in particular jobs.
Women’s roles and social functions have changed dramatically in the last 50 years as a result of their strong desire to fight for their rights and freedoms. The emergence of feminist movements forces male society to reconsider its attitudes toward women’s roles. With the emergence of an emancipated movement leading to women’s professional equality, traditional views on women as mothers, wives, and friends have become blurred. For instance, 34% of women worked outside the home in 1950, it’s 60% today. That compares to 75% of men.
Fairness for both men and women is what gender equity entails. Methods and strategies to compensate for the historical and social disadvantages faced by women must frequently be available in order to ensure justice. Equal rights follow from equity. In order to achieve gender equality, women and men must be able to benefit equally from the opportunities, resources, incentives, and other socially valued goods. Women are typically excluded from or given the short end of the stick when it comes to making decisions and having access to economic and social resources where gender disparity exists.Women’s empowerment, with a focus on identifying and redressing power imbalances and giving women more autonomy to manage their own lives, is thus a critical aspect of promoting gender equality.
The UPCOMING WOMEN project has a strategic interest in focusing on: – Low skilled women and those in vulnerable situations. The UPCOMING WOMEN project will address the need to equitably give women the space to thrive, live satisfying lives, and equally contribute to the social and economic growth of their communities by empowering these women. Upskilling women in various sectors to support and enable their social and labor inclusion is one method of empowering women.