Female Empowerment In Politics, By Hon. Prof. Merit Rose N.S.O (The Untouchable)
Let me start by defining Empowerment.
EMPOWERMENT is the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities, which enables them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.
It is also the act of empowering someone, the granting of the power, right, or authority to perform various acts or duties, which is, people having power and control over their own lives, get the support they need that is right for them as equal citizens in all ramifications and endevours.
They are respected and confident in their communities.
The three essential factors for empowerment are Learning, Labour and Leadership.
There are nine Different Types of Empowerments.
1. Individual or personal empowerment, which is a component of good mental health.
2. Social Empowerment.
3. Economic Empowerment.
4. Educational Empowerment.
5. Organizational Empowerment.
6. Cultural Empowerment.
7. Physical Empowerment.
8. Psychological Empowerment
9. Female Empowerment in Politics
Female empowerment is
synonyms to women’s liberation,, equal rights, feminism, rights of women, sisterhood, womanism, and women’s liberation.
WOMEN IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY:
Tend to resolve National crises without resorting to violence, advocate for social issues that benefit all, and allocate budgets to health and education.
Companies with strong female leadership on their boards have shown a return on equity that is 10.1% annually vs. 7.4% from companies without deficit.
They receive great benefits too.
When empowered women.
They increase the skilled workforce, local economies are strengthened,
* Businesses do better, and families rise out of poverty and create generational wealth and self-sufficiency.
Empowered women do not diminish opportunities for others. Rather, when we raise women up and include diverse voices in conversations and decision making, every level of our community is strengthened.
Girls and women have a right to engage in civil society, vote in elections, be elected to government office, serve on boards, and make their voices heard in any process that will ultimately affect them, their families, and their communities.
Investing in girls’ and women’s right to political participation is a necessary step to achieving global gender equality and democratic governance.
Paving the way for more women in the political, business, and civic arena is an investment in more just, equitable, and peaceful societies.
These are the benefit of Female Empowerment in politics.
• By participating in politics, women can help to create a more equal and justifiable society, where they are valued and respected as equal citizens.
• Female Empowered in political participation can also help to bring about a more peaceful and stable world and economy.
• Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the country by 2030 as,
• Women in Presidency
•Women in executive…
• Women in National parliaments
•Women in local government
For the Nation to rejoice.
•People also ask why women should be empowered in politics?*
• Studies have shown that countries with greater political representation for women tend to have lower levels of conflict and greater stability.
• Women’s political leadership can also help to advance human rights and social justice, and to promote peace, unity and security
• When women are empowered, they are able to pursue paid, stable employment, poverty rates decrease, food insecurity decreases, and the stability, nutrition, and overall wellness of her family increases. Closing the gender pay gap will accelerate these benefits.
•Women empowerment adds to confidence of women in their ability to lead meaningful and purposeful lives. It removes their dependence on others and makes them individuals in their own right.
• Women’s empowerment is important for
Vocational success, achievement and service.
•Financial freedom and independence.
Family love and intimacy and continuance of procreation.
Social contribution, influence and leadership.
• Women empowerment adds to confidence of women in their ability to lead meaningful and purposeful lives.
• It removes their dependence on others and makes them individuals in their own right.
It is very important that Women Join Politics.
Women like men are members of the societies we live in. Therefore, they have a role to play in shaping, uplifting and bringing tremendous changes in society and the world in general. Participating in political activities is one of the best ways to do so.
Women have been underrepresented in politics for far too long.
It is time for that to make a positive change.
There are several reasons why women should join politics and be empowered, and why their participation is essential for a healthy democracy.
Firstly, having more women empowered in politics can lead to greater representation and representation of women’s interests and the society because society lives in them, they’re in a better position for everything belonging to the society. Currently, women are underrepresented in politics at all levels, from local to national level. This means that women’s voices and perspectives are not being heard and that their issues are not being addressed as effectively as they could be.
Women’s political representation is critical to ensuring that women’s concerns are taken into account in policy making, and that laws and regulations reflect the diverse experiences of women.
Secondly, women’s political participation can help to break down gender stereotypes and challenge gender-based discrimination. When women join politics, they challenge the notion that politics is a “man’s world” and demonstrate that women are just as capable of leadership and decision-making as men and impact positively on the lives of people in our societies. By participating in politics, women can help to create a more equal and justifiable society, where they are valued and respected as equal citizens.
Thirdly, women’s political participation can also help to bring about a more peaceful and stable world. Studies have shown that countries with greater political representation for women tend to have lower levels of conflict and greater stability. Women’s political leadership can also help to advance human rights and social justice, and to promote peace, unity and security.
The likes of Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand whose superlative handling of COVID-19 and relentless campaign on climate change, which earned her accolades and commendations worldwide shows that like men, women too can do better when given the chance in politics.
In a 2021 interview with CNN, she reflected on her rise to power, saying: “It was not so long ago that being a woman in politics was a very isolating experience.”
Samia Suluhu Hassan, who was sworn in as the first female President of Tanzania after the death of John Magafulli, has done a great job to put the brakes on a fast descent into total authoritarianism in the country alongside other fascinating achievements.
They serve as pacesetters to other women alike.
Hon.Prof.Merit’Rose N.S.O, Ada-Ukwu Aro Okeigbo Kingdom, the only woman that contested among men in 2023 National Election for Federal House of Representatives Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency Abia North Abia state, still standing strong to take her mandate, to give her people good Governance, as The good God Almighty has used her in changing lives and destines both in her Ministries ( The Sovereign God church) , God Sovereign International Academy, Global Love Untouchable, to reaching out widows, fatherless and motherless children, people Living with Disabilities, souls rehabilitation, Youth/Women Empowerment and so on.
During Ukraine crisis in 2022, God used her Concept called Ndigbo Rescue Mission* to rescue many Ndigbo and Nigerians out of Ukraine, saved from the danger of untimely death that faced them at that time in the foreign land.
The Vision of Apstl Dr Ngozika Gladys Johnson-Ogbuneke in the SHOGNA Foundation is highly commendable, which is The Sanctuary Hand of Grace Ngozi Abia (SHOGNA) Foundation, has yielded herself to be a platform to assist, empower and train the girl-children, the young women and youths in Abia State Society to enable them achieve full lives potential and also contribute in the politics of their local communities. Much after she contested for Governorship of Abia state in this 2023 elections that is over, returned to continue through this Foundation, to encourage Abia State people to participate in various empowerment programs to improve their lives and the well being of others in the local communities.
We need more women stepping forward in politics and community building.
Barrister Favour , who contested for Federal House of Representatives in Isikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency Abia North Abia state, a practising lawyer in the UK , pushed harder to take her Mandate and Change Narratives in her Constituency, etc.
These women have touched lives positively in different ways, took bold step and joined politics/ political activities to contribute more towards both National and global, but needed to be empowered to get their Victory, achieve maximum Success to giving their people good Governance, and dividend of Democracy.
There are other prominent women that played a vital role in Nigerian politics such as the late Hajaratu Gambo Sawaba, late Aisha Jumma Alhassan, Paulien Tallen, Oby aezekwesili, and Stella Oduah etc.
PEOPLE MAY ASK
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF WOMEN’S IN POLITICS?
• Women’s participation in politics helps advance gender equality and affects both the range of policy issues that get considered and the types of solutions that are proposed.
• Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable positive results in all ramifications.
There are many compelling reasons why women should join politics and be empowered.
•Women bring a unique perspective to the political arena, their political representation is critical to ensuring that women’s concerns are heard.
• Their participation can help to break down gender stereotypes and promote equality, and
Their leadership can help to bring about a more peaceful and stable world.
•Women’s political participation is essential for a healthy democracy, and it is time for more women to step up and take their place in the political arena.
You can see with me that, It is very important to empower female in politics.
Men are threatening when contesting an election with women because they sincerely know that women can do it better that they do.
Let’s give female in politics chance to do the needful,
Women got all it takes to do it better, both at Presidential level, Federal, state, Constituencies and LGA, both Physically and Spiritually, as The Almighty Sovereign Great God is on our side.