Women’s empowerment has been a hot-topic buzzword for several years now, but do people really understand what it means? In the most literal definition, “empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” What a novel idea and a powerful statement. Each one of us, men and women alike, have the power to control our own lives and defend our own rights. In a culture that has oppressed women and turned them into victims, we are fighting back! Regardless of who you are, you can help empower the women in your life to take control of their lives and defend their rights.
Join in the discussion about how each one of us can empower the women in our lives and, in turn, empower ourselves!
Instill confidence.It is so easy to tear people down, to point out their flaws and exploit their vulnerabilities. But, it is just as easy to build others up! It does not take away from your own worth to offer a compliment or help someone else realize their worth and potential. Empower the women in your life by building their confidence. Remind them of what they are good at, what they are capable of, and of their worth.
Lead by example.There is nothing more powerful than being the change you want to see in the world. Be strong, be brave, and encourage others to follow. While your confidence may waver or you may feel less than empowered at times, find the strength to show what you hope to feel. You’ll be surprised at how much you can motivate and empower others.
Let the women in your life know you care.It does not matter who you are, you have women in your life who mean a lot to you. Let them know that you care and let them know how important they are. As trivial or insignificant as your relationship to them may seem, you have the power to influence every person in your life. How wonderful would it be if it was a positive influence that gave a woman in your life who is full of doubt, a little hope? Support can make such a significant difference in someone’s life.
Give the gift of self-defense.
There are many ways to give a woman the gift of self-defense. Teach her awareness and how to stay alert. If you have the skills yourself, teach her to fight back or evasive maneuvers. Or, give her a literal gift of a stun gun, pepper spray, or a folding knife. These tools can be the protection she needs to defend her life and make her feel more confident in living it.
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