Definition of women empowerment:
What is women empowerment? What does women empowerment mean to you?
Wait. Why ask this question?
The reason is because when we talk of women empowerment, often we get many negative responses from men.
Many men fear that women empowerment EQUALS competition between husbands and their wives and, ultimately, broken marriages and children torn apart by divorce.
Let us assure you that this is not what we mean by women empowerment. And, indeed, women empowerment does not fuel discord and broken marriages.
So, what is women empowerment?
Let’s start with the word ‘Empowerment’. What does it mean to empower someone?
Wikipedia, the online dictionary, defines empowerment in a clear and straightforward terms. It says, “Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities.”
From the above, it is clear that empowerment can be in terms of . . .
- economic empowerment
- educational empowerment
- political empowerment
- moral empowerment
- spiritual empowerment
. . . and more!
In simple words . . . women empowerment involves educating women morally, economically, spiritually and in other positive virtues so women can add greater value to their families and the community in which they live.
In this respect, we can say categorically that women empowerment results in greater productivity among women, greater self-esteem, and greater joy in the individual families these women come from as well as increased peace and tranquility in the community.
Think about it.
Would having more enlightened and economically empowered people in your community make the community stronger or weaker?
Surely, everyone benefits when more people in the community have greater self-esteem, greater self-worth, and contribute in more enriching ways to society.
This means women empowerment is a good thing!
Should good men be afraid of women empowerment?
Of course, not!
Does women empowerment lead to increased divorce?
Let’s be honest with ourselves.
If you’re a man and your wife is educated, knowledgeable, gainfully employed, and outspoken, she will make you a better man. Her willingness to ask questions, critique the solutions you put forward, analyze your leadership strengths and weaknesses will bring out the best ion you and make you a more successful man.
If you’re a married man, please empower your wife economically, academically, and spiritually. You most likely will have a more enriching relationship.
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