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Women's Empowerment

By AiLi Luong, Janet Wong, Katie Davis, and Monica Kwong

Monica Kwong

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Women's Empowerment

By: Katie Davis, Monica Kwong,
AiLi Luong, and Janet Wong Women's Empowerment More International
Achievements What is Women's Empowerment?
Medical care
Reproductive rights
Property ownership
Entry into the workforce UNDP and ICPD Goals Towards Women's Rights
Eliminating gender discrimination
Equal representation and participation in political processes
Allowing women education, skill development, and employment Progress of the Action Plan Achievements After conference, more than 50% of participant countries:
implemented national legislation on women's rights
approved of UN conventions Laws on gender-based violence not frequently enforced by countries
Only 28 participant countries increased the inclusion of women in politics
Less than 50% of participant countries had executed plans of educating men about reproductive health
Only 42 participant countries capable to spend more money on schools
Only 16 countries expanded on the number of high schools for girls Problems Within The Progress UNFPA aided programme which helped thousands of girls who went through pregnancy go back to school Jamaica Women learn to read their native language as well as acquire knowledge about reproductive health, safe motherhood, and health insurance Bolivia UNFPA launched literacy project which helps teens who are in or out of school:
Major focus on migrant girls, slaves, violence abused victims, and struggling individuals in the society Mali Mauritania UNFPA established educational plan to decrease the dropout rate by 50%
Also plan to educate at least 5000 girls Who Does This
Affect And
How? Benefits for Females If women have higher-paying jobs, it reduces poverty
More education means parents know how to take care of children properly Benefits for Families Countries Working Towards Women's Empowerment Women are properly represented in political affairs
Women are allowed to receive education
New job opportunities
Laws protect females from violence most african countries have made some progress in gender equality by:
making primary education accessible
countries such as Ethiopia, South Africa and Botswana have had an increase in women Most african countries have made some progress in gender inequality

This includes:
making primary education accessible
has made abortions legal
women have become members of parliament
increased contraceptive use, attended child birth and childhood immunizations Africa Philippines provide daycare centers in every village
established care centres for rape survivors Increasing the spiritual, political, social and/or economic strength of women in a society Women’s Empowerment Principles Reference https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html
World Geography Course Pack
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/womenempowerment/overview.html Poverty reduction
Democratic governance
Crisis prevention
Sustainable development If Goals Are Achieved...
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