One of the most important tasks in the social system around the world is to empower women and achieve gender equality, which would eventually lead to a sustainable improvement in the economic status of women. In order to achieve this in a feasible way, there have been several initiatives by the governments of various developing countries. Several surveys have already been conducted with the aim of determining the role of women in the various developing countries in achieving sustainable development. It was found that the use of female workers in the overall economic development of several developing countries is still very negligible. It was also concluded that women still have a place in society where they have very few opportunities to contribute to the social development of the county. It goes without saying that while several special rights and privileges have been introduced for women, there are several instances of abysmal violations of these rights, affecting the balance of society. It is evident that by the time women are fully empowered and we achieve gender equality in society, women will not be optimally positioned to play critical roles in the social, economic, environmental and political spheres to play.
Empowerment is a social multidimensional process that helps individuals and communities gain the control they desire over their lives. This process primarily promotes the right power in the individuals that they would use in the right way in their lives, their communities and societies to eliminate the various problems. When this empowerment is aimed at uplifting the women’s community, it is referred to as women’s empowerment. The empowerment of women for the purpose of achieving gender equality is certainly one of the top priorities among the various agendas in most countries around the world. This is also an obvious fact that gender inequality is widespread in the developing countries compared to the various developed countries.
The term “sustainable development” arises because human perception of the definition of development is constantly changing. This has been found that development perspectives have gradually shifted to a point where we perceive it as sustainable development. The main focus of development in the 1950s and 60s was developing the country’s productive capacity and economic growth. In the 1970s, the focus largely shifted to the various equity issues such as income distribution and social development. Raising awareness of the considerable gap between rich and poor was one of the most important tasks to be solved. In the following decades, the focus shifted mainly to environmental protection, among a few other agendas. Thus, sustainable development can be defined as developments that are able to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In short, the concept of sustainable development requires comprehensive, holistic and integrated development.
Several studies have been conducted showing that sustainable development is not possible without empowering women. The empowerment of women would eventually lead to economic growth, good governance, political development, and social development.
Women in several rural areas still lack adequate opportunities to access adequate education, modern technology and financial support. Also, most rural women in several developing countries do not have access to proper education and hence the women have not been able to successfully develop their skills. All these circumstances mean that women remain passive observers and cannot get involved in the economic sector. Therefore, more emphasis must be placed on providing women in the nooks and crannies of the country with proper education.
In conclusion, we can conclude that empowering women and then extending proper representation to the legislature and legislature would help promote sustainable development in developing countries. The main recommendations should include the following actions.
– Promote women’s empowerment and then the proper use of the workforce, which would eventually boost economic growth.
– Provide women with adequate education and health maintenance in order to increase productivity and social development.
– Strengthening the women’s community and providing appropriate fair representation at different levels of decision-making in different responsibilities.
– Protection of women’s rights to make the women’s community active participants in the social, economic, cultural and political arenas in developing countries, which in turn would lead to sustainable development.
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