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Feminism: the path to achieving rights for all women and girls




Strong and independent individuals who stand up for the rights of others and are intent on the positive advancement of our society have our fullest support.


In many parts of the world, there is a high imbalance between the rights of the sexes. Women are often disadvantaged and have less voice in our society.


Growing as a global society means making every member feel heard and part of something bigger to make a difference. Organizations like Womankind Worldwide are doing excellent educational work regarding gender equality and deserve more space to expand their reach and reach even more people.


Repost Womankind Worldwide:


Our feminist stance at Womankind Worldwide is uncompromising. We recognize that a feminist approach is critical to establishing a world that is more just and equal for women and girls. Women and girls may reclaim their power and realize their rights by using a feminist perspective.


We make no apologies for the importance of thinking and acting as feminists, as well as viewing the world through a feminist lens.


Feminism according to our definition


There are many misconceptions regarding feminism, so we'd want to discuss what it means to us as a worldwide social justice organization. Also, consider what it might imply for people looking for a deeper sense of personal self-realization and fulfillment.


Womankind Worldwide defines feminism is their specific way:


“Feminism is the path to achieve gender equality and women’s rights. It is open to people from all genders and from all walks of life.


Feminism is about collectively and actively transforming systems of oppression so that women, men and gender non-conforming people hold equal power, resources and rights.


We recognise that all women experience oppression in different ways. We act in solidarity with women, in all their diversities, so that every voice is heard, and everyone has a choice in their future.”


What conclusions can we draw from this? Feminism is a journey. It's a way of looking at the world through a different lens. It's also always changing, so we're all on a journey and picking up new skills along the way. There are no 'perfect' feminists; we can come as we are, open to learning and growing, and kind to one another as a result.


What is the purpose of feminism?

Fundamentally, feminism is about equality. It's not that women aspire to be more powerful than males. It's all about equal rights, dignity, and resource access and control. It's about having equal access to future options.


Women are also disproportionately disadvantaged. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought this to light, as women make up more than 70% of the worldwide health workforce, putting them at greater risk while also experiencing an increase in domestic abuse during lockdowns.


While Covid-19 has made things worse for women, there has always been a shadow epidemic of violence against women and girls, even before the global health crisis. The grim reality is that women and girls confront enormous amounts of violence every day all around the world, with one out of every three women experiencing violence at some point in their lives. Abusive relationships, forced marriages, female genital mutilation, and sexual assault are all on the list, and for many, they are a harsh reality.


Inclusive and cross-cutting


Gender is, however, only one aspect of a larger picture. We at Womankind recognize that not all women face discrimination in the same way. Many women experience'sexism plus' as a result of overlapping realms of disadvantage created by discrimination on the basis of race, poverty, disability, sexuality, religion, and other factors. Gender is simply one arena in which people are subjected to the detrimental impacts of power. Women with disabilities, for example, are 2 to 4 times more likely than women without impairments to experience domestic violence. Our feminism is intrinsically intersectional because of this. To guarantee that all women and girls are able to assert their rights, we must address the various forms of discrimination that women face. reality.



Taking back control


Any type of practical feminism must begin with the process of regaining women's power. It's about acknowledging the mechanisms that contribute to women's and girls' enslavement and working together to eliminate those systems. It's about redistributing power so that all women and girls can assert their rights.


Women's movements, according to research and experience, are most effective in bringing about change when they work together and take collective action. Women's movements allow them to share their experiences, organize and mobilize, and have a collective voice that can help them achieve social change, whether it's by repealing sexist and discriminatory laws, opposing unfavorable societal norms and behaviors, or ensuring better access to services.


Sadly, women are frequently excluded from decision-making areas, and their voices are often muffled. We do know, however, that when women band together, they can campaign for women's rights and improve their communities, resulting in a more equitable world and a more sustainable future for everybody. This year, we'd like to highlight the power of women, especially when they band together for collective action. We achieve this in part by highlighting partners who seek to increase women's involvement and leadership. Keep an eye on what power and leadership imply in different parts of the world.


Individual acts have a big impact on the whole.

So, how do you see yourself fitting in? What options do you have? This year, we're asking you to join us on our journey as a conscious feminist.


Every day, you'll get a new number and a new job that will push you to think about and experience feminism in new ways. Each action may appear insignificant, but when taken together, they build up to a significant change. And that's a win-win situation for everyone. We will change the power together. We can make a difference in the world if we work together.



Source: https://www.womankind.org.uk/feminism-rights-for-women/