Women Empowerment


Women empowerment – we may hear these terms often, but do we have the exact knowledge of what it really meant?

Women empowerment is the process in which women are given the freedom to be what they can be and to do the things they previously were denied of. It is when women are able to access the opportunities available to them without drastic limitations and restrictions. And this includes the action of raising the worth of women through education, literacy, and economic opportunities.

Kenya Local Maasai Women Groups

Why is It Important?

If a country strives to ensure a sustainable development, then it is their obligation to empower women.

Sustainable development can only be achieved if there’s a full participation of both men and women in the society. Women should feel equally important to the process of development as men.

Without women empowerment, one’s country could not be just, and social change wouldn’t occur.

Sadly, many countries had been left without proper implementation of laws that protect the rights of their women. But, despite this sad truth, it’s positive to note that there are still countries where women empowerment has become a significant topic of discussion.

However, this matter should not only be limited to a mere discussion. It should be initiated. 

“I believe, that each one of us can contribute to such movement. Whatever our status in life and our viewpoints are, we can unitedly do it.”

And since you have an internet connection and a social media platform, would you be proud to take part on this movement?

Would you ignite the spark, to start the fire?

Kenya - Helping women groups

Social Media Influencers and Their Link to Women Empowerment

We may not be able to directly participate on women empowerment programs, but we can spread awareness about this matter.

As a matter of fact, you, being a social media enthusiast, hold a great power to actively empower women.

What is that?

Yes, your digital connection.

Think about all those thousands of people following you. You can use the opportunity of being connected to them to spread awareness and information about how important women empowerment is.

How about all the places that you’ve been to? I bet here are a lot of local women there. Why don’t you take time to stop and observe their lives and see if their needs still have to be addressed? You can even capture moments with them and share it on your platform. By doing that, you are giving your followers insights and overviews about this important matter. Who knows? They might even share it on their platforms too!

You see, a lot of things can be done on social media. Instead of dwelling on the negative side of it, why not utilize its brighter side?

Women Empowerment

The way we communicate women issues has changed. Information can spread to millions in just a few seconds. Smart social media planning plays its part.

And since you have an internet connection and a social media platform, would you be proud to take part on this movement?

Would you ignite the spark, to start the fire?

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"There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women." – Kofi Annan Last week we visited many groups of Taita women in Taita-Taviti county together with @asadventure and @solid.crafts . It was their welcoming nature and their colorful clothing that drew us to them, but it was their power to create, nurture and transform that made us want to learn and understand their culture even more. In this region, most men don't work. And there's a lot of alcoholism among them. Young girls get raped on their way to school. The amount of young dropouts is insane because of early pregnancy. Being able to see first hand how @hadithi_crafts helps to empower these women to work was the purpose of this whole trip. Seeing them feeling grateful about the possibility to work and earn money for their families just made everything so worth it. Now, they can pay for the education of their kids.The kids at school have a chance to learn about HIV, the importance of education, why it's wrong for a man to beat a woman, sexual protection, etc. Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players. – Kofi Annan There's still a long way to go. But change is coming. 🇰🇪 #asadventure #wildlifeworks #asadventuregoeskenya #hadithikenya #rukinga #mysdgspot #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #betterworld #education #makeachange #sustainable #reizen #duurzaamreizen #wedstrijd #lonelyplanetnl #shetravels #africatravels #visitkenya #powerwomen

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