WOMEN EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SYSTEMATIC REDUCTION IN GENDER INEQUALITY
Women's empowerment may be defined in several ways, including accepting women's viewpoints, making an effort to seek them and raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, and training. Empowerment here means women gaining more power to control their life and take their own decisions in their self-interest. Such empowerment is possible only by reducing the gender inequality, where men and women are treated equally. Discrimination against women has become common in almost every part of the world, though the extent of discrimination varies. Gender equality is considered as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as per the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2015. World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organisation which brings together every year leaders in the field of business and politics to discuss major political, economic, environmental and social challenges faced by the world. This forum since the year 2006 is publishing Global Gender Gap Report. The Global Gender Gap Index is an index framed by the WEF and it measures gender equality. This paper addresses issues in this report.
Women empowerment, Social Sustainability Goals, Gender Equality, World Economic Forum.