Social empowerment is vital when it comes to women. The indicators of social empowerment for women include sex rations, gender inequality base, fertility rates, and life expectancy rates. These indicators show the overall status of women when it comes to economic growth, literacy, their education status, availability of heath are and birth control facilities, literacy rates, age at marriage, and their participation outside of the home.
Until this day, gender inequality is rampant across the world. The base of gender inequality is very poor among significant countries all over the world. Sex ratio in Asia alone is against women. There are no radical changes in the status of women around the world even though there is an overall increase in life expectancy. Fertility rates have also declined in various regions of the world. Despite the fact that you get a positive impact from this specific change, the effect is still not that which the world desires. For literacy rates, you will still find some gender gaps here and there. Looking at female literacy rates, they are not at all empowering in developed countries.
A lot of questions are affecting how women around the world find empowerment. One of these issues involve healthcare. The health of women should never be taken lightly by the society and the women themselves. Women should have every right to value their health. When it comes to women’s health, you need to understand that women go through a lot of challenges throughout their life. The thing about women and their healthcare needs is that they are never similar to men and their healthcare needs.
Until this day, there are many healthcare practices that are highly prejudiced against women. There are people who engage in heinous crimes to take advantage of women. You also see the world dealing with high maternal mortality and infant mortality rates. One of the reasons for these high rates will be the existence of early child marriages.
In many areas of the world, women don’t have access to quality health care. Women’s reproductive rights are belittled where they are not allowed to make informed choices. Affordable family planning methods are also not provided to some women across the world. In this regard, women don’t get appropriate knowledge and education on the matter. Women show vulnerability across contagious and infectious diseases and STDs.
You can say that the understanding of these women about health care and nutrition is not up-to-date. What they end up doing is disregarding modern methods of medicine. To make things work for all women, alternative treatments should work hand in hand with mainstream healthcare systems. With this solution, women can receive quality and reasonable health care services. The government through women’s healthcare associations can also contribute to empowering women by providing for their healthcare needs. There are now many healthcare clinics established for the benefit of women.