“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” – Hillary Clinton
Women are much more than fashion, children and love lives. They are forces of nature, pillars of communities and they hold the key to a prosperous future in their hands.
Women in west Pokot bear the brunt of poverty; they are denied the right to own land and being a farming economy, they are left struggling for food and upkeep.
Women are compassionate and more interested in the health and wellbeing of communities than in war for territory. No woman would start a genocide. Desmond Tutu once said that the way to end wars is to let women take over because they are more inclined towards compassion than violence. They are life giving and life affirming which makes them natural peace keepers. Statistics have shown that the more women are elected in government office the more democratic the county gets. For instance, Rwanda is one of the most fastest growing economies in Africa and the African country with the largest share of women in government.
It’s important to empower women because women are more social compared to men and they naturally work together as opposed to working against each other. This means that economic ideas, opportunities and knowledge are easily shared within the community when a woman is empowered with said skill.
Empowering women through income security is one step towards global transformation. When women are empowered economically, more money goes to their children, their wellbeing and communities. Empowering them is a self-sustaining cycle, by helping women stand in their own right we are including them in the economic scene and ultimately creating a stable economic structure.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your continued support of the Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika organization because you are in one way changing individual lives and the rural society as a whole.