Women In Government: Empowering Leaders

By | February 28, 2013

Women are not considered part of the government not until some took the courage that they can to do magnificent changes. Women everywhere are constantly facing the hardest challenges when it comes to governance. They have limited rights and participation. In underdeveloped countries which are in conflict with poverty, the challenges are even higher. Nevertheless, there are changes though it is still slow. The meaningful participation of women in the government is not a way to promote equality and fairness. In the present world, we like to promote empowerment. Despite of the unfair treatment, there are still famous leaders in the world who are women. Yes, there are still groups who are not favored in putting such women on positions. They could do nothing. They should not undermine women’s capabilities in becoming leaders. Rather, see the great impacts of these women in the society.

106 Women In GovernmentFemales have been at the front of politics fairly. They have successfully penetrated to the political world. Don’t you know that Egyptians are ruled by their queens as early as 3000 BC? After the Great War, some even became parliament members. They have been through tough challenges only to represent women in every part of the world. In history, the first woman Prime Minister of Sri Lanka successfully won her position in 1960. She is Sirimayo Bandaranaike. 14 years after, another significant proclamation happened in the country of Argentina wherein Isabel Peron was declared as the ever first woman democratically elected as the President. Bandaranaike and Peron are enough to tell us how powerful women. Their triumphs mean a lot to every woman on earth. In Sweden, majority of the ministers are women. In countries like Denmark and United Kingdom, people love their queens who are their country’s leaders. Now, who says that a woman has no place in the government?

By advancing on the participation, empowerment is lifted at all level of society. We are still looking forward to more accomplishments, funds, projects, partnerships, and opportunities that enhance women’s democratic and political roles. But, women leaders need to identify issues before they can start making changes. This task requires enough manpower and support. A leader alone can’t promote women empowerment. This is why females should take part in the process. It is a tough responsibility to become a good example to others. How much more if you target to make better changes on their lives? Gone were the days of slavery and ignorance. Gone were the days of insults. Gone were the days of limited rights and lack of freedom. Women now are more confident, smart, active, directed, strong, and empowered. They are not afraid to take risks. They can even confront with anyone even the most powerful man. Some have significant contributions.

This is the fitting time to announce to the world that women in government are extraordinary. They cause a lot of progress and inspire others. Their once ambitious fleet have change many lives. Continue empowerment lead to overall access to education and health services, freedom from oppression, and it opens the portal to full women participation not only in politics but in global economic and health issues. Based on the Platform for Action, equality, peace and development can be hardly achieved without their involvement especially in the decision-making. Yes, it takes many years before they have completely won their rewards. But, after those years, look at what women have come.

When they are set aside in the political world, their shares of experiences and perspectives are not considered. This is not humane. What if those experiences and perspectives are the answers we need? I can actually see how women make changes in the political arena. They are representing unheard voices and oppressed hearts.

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