One of the important agendas from the social system across the globe is to empower women and achieve the gender equality which would eventually lead to the sustainable upliftment of their economic status of the women. So as to feasibly achieve this, there have been several initiatives by the governments of different developing countries. Several surveys have already been conducted with the objective of specifying the role of women in the many developing countries in fetching the sustainable development. This has been revealed that the use of these women labour force is still quite negligible in the overall economic development of several developing countries. Also, this has been concluded that the girls still have a place in the society where they have very fewer opportunities in contributing to the social development of the county. This goes without mentioning that though there are several special rights and privileges that have been introduced to the girls but there are lots of instances of abysmal offenses to these rights which are affecting the remainder of their society. This is obvious that until the time the girls are completely empowered and we reach the gender equality in the society, women wouldn’t optimally be able to play critical roles in the social, economic, environmental and political areas.
Empowerment is a societal multi-dimensional process which helps the people and the communities in gaining the desired control over their lives. This process primarily boosts the perfect power in the individuals which they would use in the right manner in their own lives, communities and societies for doing away with the numerous issues. Women empowerment with the goal of achieving gender equality is definitely a top priority amongst the several agendas across most of the countries around the world. This is also an obvious fact that the gender disparity in the developing countries is majorly rampant when compared with the various developed countries.
The term”sustainable development” appears as there is a continual change is a human perception regarding the definition of development. It was noticed that the development perspectives have slowly shifted to a point where we perceive it as the sustainable development. The significant focus of development from the 1950s and 60s was to develop the productive capacity and economic development of the nation. In the 1970s, the attention to a large extent shifted to the various equity issues like the income distribution and social growth. The increase in the awareness regarding the substantially large gap between the poor and the wealthy was one of the significant agendas to be resolved. In the subsequent decades, the attention shifted majorly into the environment protection along with a lot of other agendas. Thus, sustainable development can be termed as the developments that have the ability to meet the needs of current times without compromising any of the skills of their future generations for fulfilling their own needs.
There have been several studies conducted which reveals the sustainable development can’t be made possible without the women empowerment. The women empowerment would finally lead into economic development, good governance, political development and social development.
The women in a number of rural areas still lack proper opportunities for getting the adequate access to the appropriate training, modern technology and financial support. Also, most women in the rural areas in many developing countries do not have access to appropriate education and thus the women couldn’t successfully develop their skill sets. All these circumstances result in the girls remaining passive observers and are not able to contribute to the economic sector. Thus, more emphasis is to be given to imparting good education to the girls in the nooks & corners of the nation.
The significant recommendations should include these measures.
- Promoting the empowerment of the women and then making the right use of the labor force which eventually would raise the economic growth.
- Imparting proper education and maintenance of the women’s health in order to enhance the productivity as well as the social development.
- Empowering the women community & then providing them with the adequately reasonable representation in various levels of decision-making in a variety of responsibilities.