Gender equality is a basic human right, and it is also fundamental to having a peaceful, prosperous world.
In as much as we might try to debate it, girls and women continue to face significant challenges all around the world. Women are typically underrepresented in power and decision-making roles. They receive unequal pay for equal work, and they often face legal and other barriers that affect their opportunities at work.
In the developing world, girls and women are often seen as less valuable than boys. Instead of being sent to school, they are often made to do domestic work at home or are married off for a dowry before they are adults. As many as 12 million underage girls are married every year.
While some progress is being made in various parts of the world, there is still a great deal left to be done to right the problems of gender inequality which is why we, at AdireLounge have taken it upon ourselves and our customers by putting on the mantle to build Africava step at a time. Our customers take this mantle directly or indirectly by helping us empower women through fabrics purchased from us.
Women with skills are better able to make their voices heard on local issues and influence the outcome of decisions that affect themselves and their communities, it promotes women’s sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.
When women are living safe, fulfilled and productive lives, they can reach their full potential. contributing their skills to the workforce and can raise happier and healthier children. They are also able to help fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. This is key to achieving a more peaceful, prosperous world. It is essential to the health and social development of families, communities and countries.
As you can tell from our pledge, at AdireLounge, we are very keen about empowerment, especially for women. Empowerment opens up the knowledge, experience, and motivation power that they already have. We believe it is a necessary step if a country is to overcome the obstacles associated with poverty and development.
If women get empowered, it will marginalize lack of self-sufficiency,overdependecy on charity, or welfare. Women will be able to regain their self-confidence because they can be fully self-supporting. The opportunities handed to them also allow them of the pride of accomplishment.
This in turn can lead to psychological, social and even mental health liberations from home to the society at large.
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At AdireLounge, every 30 yards of fabric purchased from us empowers 2 women.