Auma Obama, Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation (Strong Voices), a human rights activist for African women, will be participating at the Toronto World Leadership Forum.
For many years the role of women in society was restrictive in access to equal treatment within the family nucleus and in most areas of development of the human being. However, female participation during World War II marked a precedent for the better. Since then, women have been gradually conquering roles in the labor market that were previously reserved only for the male sex.
The notion that society had about women has been progressively changing. As such, it is no longer believed that the only purpose of women is having children and taking care of household responsibilities. Today, contemporary women have experienced a process of empowerment, which means that they have become aware of their rights, abilities and interests, in order to participate more in the decision-making processes and hence take control of the actions to be taken. Nonetheless, it is important to highlight that in some parts of the world paradigms still prevail under which women are treated unfairly.
The term empowerment is an expression used in community studies, social work, and development cooperation. Also, it is used in the analysis and debates of international organizations such the United Nations, the World Bank, and even specializations such as business management and personal development.
In recent years, women have increased their empowerment at the individual level for the fulfillment of their rights. In the social area, they have been fighting for gender equality in decision-making, development, society and community issues. They have also achieved their independence, ability to decide and act. In the economic sphere, according to UN Women, empowerment in gender equality has allowed a level of international development and therefore an improvement in the quality of life. As an added value, business development practices in favor of women have been considered. “With gender equality in the private sector, companies tend to improve outcomes.”
Auma Obama, Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation (Strong Voices), a fighter for the human rights of African women will be presenting at the Toronto World Leadership Forum. Her organization serves the young people in Africa with tools of educational, economic and cultural nature that serve for their development. Also, mothers who are looking for ways to become economically independent receive proper mentorship for taking into account their entrepreneurial activities.REGISTER TODAY
2017 Toronto World leadership Forum
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