Women Empowerment And Economic Development

Women and politics seem to have never gone together. This ultimatum is present in many societies throughout the world. However, the severity of such claim is seemingly dependent upon a country’s overall development. This paper will discuss the link between women participation in politics and a country’s overall economic success. This study investigates two African countries that each share a similar gross domestic product (GDP). These countries are Kenya and Ethiopia. A country with a high GDP and or economic development will produce favorable gains in women participation while the lacking country will not. Having countries that share similar GDP will help with comparison measure. The overall development is a determining factor toward women …show more content…
Each is codependent for each other. Gender equality and women empowerment are not new terms by any means. Depending on the countries the levels of all four variables have been based in countless countries’ traditional norms or changing norms. These four variables, in modern times, were global announced and showcased at the 1995 Beijing Platform for action, which enacted a global commitment to women’s rights and women empowerment, all which was to amplify the rates for economic and human development growth success (Desai 2010). Some question the true success of the conference and other acts to promote women empowerment and gender equality such as the Millennial Goals. Yet more often than not, these promotions created international concern to women right education and the effects of the traditional role. Moreover, from the international awareness brought upon numerous studies that suggest just how important it is to recognize women and empower women, which can affect the economic success and increases of human …show more content…
Developed and some developing countries are present in countries known as the Global North, whereas countries that are still developing and underdeveloped are a part of the Global south. Within each group, there are economic levels that contain either similar or contrasting views of women and status quota for women. These views and positions are vital towards defining the success of a country’s economy. These views are generalized in three categories: high, fair and low. Countries that rate high in women-friendliness in education, tradition and women rights tend to have progressive outlooks on women and are advanced in it economy and human development. These countries are either developed or high

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