Syed Najaf Raza
The lives of Pakistani women have changed during the past 30 years and they are more empowered and emancipated then they were ever before. More and more women are entering the workforce today as their predecessors, who made the first time at the work place and also made life easier for other women, lent them the encouragement to do so. But still women are facing many problems and discrimination and also harassment in work force.
Women empowerment refers to the ability of women to transform economic and social development when empowered to fully participate in the decisions that affect their lives through leadership, training, coaching consulting and the provision of enabling tools for women to lead within their communities, religions and countries. Women empowerment generally has three components. The Government should a mark to make the women’s sense of self worth. Secondly, their rights to have a power of control their own lives, both within and outside home.
Their ability to influence the direction of social change to should create social and economic orders nationally, internationally and universally. Empowerment has multiple, interrelated and interdependent dimensions: economic, social, personal and political dimensions. Economic empowerment means to empower women economically by giving her rights of properties. Politically, women should be empowered by reserving their seats in national as well as provincial assemblies and providing their independent right of one woman one vote. Personally, they should be given equal liberty and freedom in their personal affairs, such as, in case of marriage, vocational pursuit etc. As a whole, women empowerment aims at providing women with their social, economic, political and personal rights.