By Tinotenda Charinge
Fourth year , Social Work
Women are a rare gem, a jewel a glass, a whole lot of precious items you might think of. Women! Yes, women! They are very imperative to the prosperity of the world. No matter how many problems women face in the world, it does not diminish how much they can contribute to the prosperity of the universe. It is a no-brainer that the gender that makes up half of the world population has so much to offer when there are no impediments stopping them. Of course women face glitches like laws and policies, pay disparities, lack of education and unemployment, but still, they do not tire to make ends meet for their families. Thus, they should be applauded and greatly appreciated for such a pure heart and great work. Women also empower themselves economically through their ability to participate equally in existing markets, their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.
Furthermore, women’s economic empowerment boosts productivity, escalates economic diversification and income equality in addition to other positive development outcomes. Women pave way for future generations, they keep us live, women are no strangers to sacrifice. Women value experience, sharing and improvement during the journey than arriving the destination itself. Hence, conceding our natural differences helps us to understand how unrealistic it is to believe that men and women should think and act alike. Understanding relieves us from supposing we are the same, and frees us to recognize and work with each other’s differences when they appear.