This month we are celebrating Kartini Day and it made us think of just how admirable she, and other women out there are, that has been fighting for the rights many deserve.
Empowerment originally means “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s right”, says google.
And honestly, we understand that empowering women doesn’t mean disempowering the other gender. Yet basically women’s rights are human rights. When women are empowered, the world gets empowered as well.
5 steps on empowering women :
- Change starts from within you. We have to be self-aware and believe in our capabilities and know our flaws. Only from there can we embrace our better selves!
- Are you reliable? Especially to yourself. Be someone you can count on, independent, and able to make your own decisions. Because your life is built from your little habbits!
- Speak up. If you see someone or yourself being treated unfairly, don’t just pretend nothing happened. Get help from someone trustworthy.
- Reach out to girls in need. Be it your sister, best friend, or someone in your workplace. Maybe you can write a little note simply telling that you care, get a coffee for your bestfriend, and flowers for your mom. You don’t need any special occasion to spread love!
- Support other women, just like the quote “real queens fix each others’ crown”. You’ll get nothing by bringing other people down anyways!
There is no tool for development more effective than
the empowerment of women.
Kofi Annan, 7th UN Secretary General.