Women Empowering Women

By: Alissa Morgan

How it Works

-Community based organizations like this give women a better voice in the feminist movement, rather than putting them on the back burner while men discuss these issues.
-These organizations put women who volunteer in places of power, while in turn helping other women with any financial, confidence, relationship, health, or other types of problems they may have.
-Organizations like these help women (often from a young age), feel empowered, attend school and stay there, and make successful lives for themselves.

Important Statistics:

"Women continue to participate in labor markets on an unequal basis with men. In 2013, the male employment-to-population ratio stood at 72.2 per cent, while the ratio for females was 47.1 per cent" (UN Women Report of 2013)
"Increasing women and girls’ education contributes to higher economic growth. Increased educational attainment accounts for about 50 per cent of the economic growth in OECD countries over the past 50 years, of which over half is due to girls having had access to higher levels of education and achieving greater equality in the number of years spent in education between men and women" (UN Women Report of 2013)
"Globally, women are paid less than men. Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75 per cent of men’s wages" (UN Women Report of 2013)

"Women’s economic equality is good for business. Companies greatly benefit from increasing leadership opportunities for women, which is shown to increase organizational effectiveness. It is estimated that companies with three or more women in senior management functions score higher in all dimensions of organizational effectiveness" (UN Women Report of 2013)

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Why These Organizations Matter

-Statistics show that when women are put in places of power, equality increases, and the economy becomes more stable.
-Empowering women to fight inequality and move into places of power may be the most important part of the feminist movement.