Women Empowerment is the most unclear issue in today’s world.
Feminism or women equality with men is a global issue.
It refers broadly to the expansion of freedom of choice and action to shape one’s life.
An empowered woman will have a sense of self-worth, the right to control her choices, the right to have an approach to chances and resources.
She will have the ability to swing the direction of social change to create a more just social and economic order nationally and internationally.
People believe that women empowerment is a foreign plan. Still, it is only a mistaken belief that women worldwide face these challenges since the beginning of history.
The Holy Quran and Hadith, have both laid stress on the rights of the women, including education, freedom of speech, liberty to own property, freedom of worship, choice of spouse, social and economic role. Pakistan is an Islamic country that follows Islamic laws in its constitution. Almost 98% of the population is Muslim; sadly, we are far from the Islamic way of life.
According to a survey, in Pakistan in an urban area of Pakistan, most women are receiving education, working in different fields of their interest and men. Women in Pakistan are free to go in any field now and complete her dream without any fear. Women in rural areas of Pakistan are in worst condition there is ten per cent of women enjoying their rights. Still, eighty per cent of women have no rights. Fundamental rights are crushed sometimes in the name of respect; her life has sacrificed in the name of honour killing and other illegal customs.
We suggest the following steps to bring women empowerment in the society.
- Create a safe environment.
- Help freedom and mobility.
- Teach women.
- Build self-respect and confidence.
- Improve decision-making power.
- Develop health facilities.
Therefore, to flourish, we need to empower the woman who, in turn, empowers her family and community. Women empowerment will lead to a powerful force that can change any society.