The Advantages of Women’s Empowerment in The Society

There is no better time than now to reflect on the unimaginable level of progress and development a society/country can experience by empowering women- the benefits are undoubtedly enormous. It’s so sad that even though the memorable roles played by women in the history of their countries and communities have been waved off by the hands, the results remain glaring.

A very intangible number of societies have acknowledged women’s value and empowered them by allowing them to participate in the labour market and decision-making fully. And guess what? They have experienced a more stable economy and secure society, to mention but a few.

Are you wowed already? It would amaze you to know that there are still numerous advantages a country stands to gain from empowering women. Read further, as I’d be opening your eyes to the numerous advantages of women empowerment.

  1. Economically empowered women foster a sense of identity

Creating economic opportunity for women allows them to pass on values of inter-ethnic trust and community identity to their children, laying the foundation for developing a more resilient and stable community. Aside from their commendable efforts in industries, companies, and the economic sector, women are known for creativity and innovation.

Take a stroll into the common market by the roadside, and check out who’s giving the best designs of fabrics, pioneering the best restaurants, dishing cultural and inter-continental dishes, weaving bags and making leather footwear. I want to think that you have already answered that question. And that’s how the list goes on and on, flagging women’s industrious and creative nature. Anyone may want to consider those items less important, but I bet their absence would be a big problem.

Women have, over the years, fostered a sense of identity for their homes, societies, and nation at large. Have you ever stopped to imagine how beautiful society would be if such industrious were highly empowered and given opportunities to oversee the economic sectors? Why should we keep imagining when we can make it possible?

  1. Economically empowered women serve as climate-change-adaptation champions.

Adapting to climate change requires a willingness to do things differently than they have been done before and an ability to forego short-term gains in favour of long-term ones. Women who are entrepreneurs have demonstrated these traits- recognising success in their ventures and serving as climate change champions. It’s no news that women spearhead the agricultural sector; as such, they have a total understanding of times and seasons.

They are the type to sit home and let particular weather affect or determine their sales; their technical know-how and experience over the years help them to manoeuvre any situation. Mind you; women have begun using renewable energy sources.

The women are now securing a more sustainable income stream for their families and preventing further desertification through more efficient use of resources. Their entrepreneurial ability to adapt has allowed these women to help their families and help the planet. If they are empowered in the agricultural sector, they would greatly help.

  1. Economically empowered women shift gender norms

In time past, women have been discouraged from working outside the home. Regardless of the rapid rate of civilisation, many societies have decided to accept development. They’ve continually kept women in the dark and downgraded their abilities. But guess what? Women have only proven to be stronger daily, fighting their way through, despite all odds.

Women who have been opportune to be placed in high positions didn’t fold their hands and watch; they keep fighting and ensuring that the ‘common’ on the street is regarded, continually speaking for those whose voices have been silenced.

Women pioneers in the dairy sector are now taking on roles contributing to a shift in gender norms. They have improved the economic sector and have earned respect for their technical competence.

  1. Economically empowered women contribute to better health and nutrition outcomes.

Increasing women’s incomes improves food security for children by increasing the quantity, diversity, and nutritional value of household food. The same principle applies to women’s and children’s health; in numerous development contexts, a woman will have difficulty taking a day off and travelling to a distant clinic for services while her overwhelming concern remains how to feed her children.

When a woman’s livelihood becomes stable because she learns to grow a more profitable crop or obtains financing to expand her business from a local village savings and lending association, she can afford more diverse, nutritious foods and take time off of work to seek health care for herself and her family.

Honestly, the bravery and ingenuity of all women entrepreneurs are an inspiration. Much progress remains to be made in the years to come, but supporting women such as these in their endeavours is certainly not only the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do.

  1. Empowering women is essential to the health and social development of families, communities, and countries

I believe that 80% of every healthy and successful family can trace its achievements to the maximum support from a woman. If a woman can contribute immensely to the productivity of their family and communities, even the society has regarded them as little or of no importance, think of how much they would do when they’re empowered. Empowering women is an indispensable tool for advancing development, reducing poverty, and improving the prospects of future generations.

When women live safe, fulfilled, and productive lives, they can reach their full potential. Contributing their skills to the workforce can raise happier and healthier children. They are also able to help fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.


The importance/advantages of empowering women in society are, without a doubt, endless and next to none. Women contributed immensely to the growth and development of their society, even when they faced great opposition from their counterparts, traditional laws and customs, and the society at large.

This is indeed an eye-opener and a call of action to re-instate and empower women, first, as their human rights, as everyone deserves an opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities, and secondly, for the benefit of society, as a whole.


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