Women’s empowerment is vital to sustainable development and the realization of human rights for all. Where women’s status is low, family size tends to be large, which makes it more difficult for families to thrive. When women are empowered, whole families benefit, and these benefits often have ripple effects to future generations. To have sustainable impact on empowering the poor women, it is essential to focus on remedial measures such as:
• Increased control over family resources and access to microcredit services;
• Support to improve employment skills and enhance opportunities for income earning capabilities;
• Gender sensitization to improve in the predominant understanding on cultural practices, tradition, religious interpretations of women’s status;
• Remedial support to enhance literacy level among women;
• Leadership development and federating of women groups to improve women’s representation in local development decision-making processes.
• Legal and societal moral support among poor women, who are the predominant victims of conflict, sexual violence, injury and intimidation;
• Legal education to improve women’s lack of knowledge about their basic rights and laws;