A Long Road to Equality for Low Income Women
The 21st Century has brought unprecedented gains for women in the economic, political and social realms. Despite such gains, women do not have equivalent access to education, health care, capital, decision-making power, business, etc.
This disparity is consequential for all of us. Take female economic power as one example. Increased economic control empowers women through self-confidence to gain a “voice” and “vote” in their lives. However, there are many inhibitors to such empowerment.
To fully understand the challenges to female economic clout one must:
“Examine widespread cultural and economic practices that work against full inclusion for women. This entails an analysis of the intersection of intersection between the political, social/cultural and environmental conditions women face."
- Lack of sufficient access to education
- Lack of access to credit
- Insufficient and accessible health care
- Limited knowledge of their rights and the laws that protect them
- Cultural practices that subjugate women
- Insufficient representation in decision-making processes
We encourage you to join us for an important and engaging discussion about the empowerment of low-income women and the barriers they face on their path to equality and full participation.
On October 14 Foundation Center Cleveland will explore these issues through its Rising Tide series entitled The Empowerment of Low Income Women. The event will take place as follows:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Cleveland Public Library Main Branch
325 Superior N.E.
9:00 am-12:00 pm
View some of our presenters below:
Register for this great event today and engage in this issue with us!
As always… knowledge, innovation, impact!
John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D.