Finishing end-of-the-year work projects. Numerous holiday parties. Family gatherings. Travel. Gift buying and wrapping. Decorating. With the holiday season quickly approaching, so many things are on our minds and to-do lists that it is easy to be swept up in the hustle and lose sight of our neighbors in need.
What’s going on?
It’s the same story that we’ve heard for decades. Women are underrepresented. We know, we’ve heard it before, images of Rosie the Riveter are flashing in your head. Why does gender equality matter?
Despite the fact that women make up over fifty percent of the global population, they are underrepresented in governments, civil activities, and domestic decision making. While this unfortunate reality is clearly detrimental to individual females looking to make progress in their societies; it is equally harmful to society at large. When women are empowered, the nation as a whole reaps the benefits.