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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: Economic Status of Women II

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And what better way to improve living conditions than by empowering women. After all, countries’ successes are also the success of their women. In Bangladesh, where 65 percent of workers in the garment sector are women, the industry’s exports constitute some 74 percent of annual total foreign exchange earnings. And in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, it is estimated that agricultural activity could be raised by as much as 20 percent if agricultural inputs were more equally distributed between men and women.

As the evidence shows, restricting economic opportunity for women is unfair, but also bad economics." the World bank

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HOST: DR. SURENDRA KAUSHIK

ABOUT WOMEN EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT IN THE WORLD

 

The opportunity cost of less than equal and fair empowerment of women is too high to each community, country and the world. An important and fundamental empowerment resource is education, especially higher education. Women Empowerment involves conscious or unconscious efforts by the woman or and with the woman to be equipped with information, knowledge, skills and to have access to platforms which enables self discovery, dreams, freedom from fears, and realization of potential.

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