Women

Feminist Philosophy

“The term “feminism” has many different uses and its meanings are often contested. For example, some writers use the term “feminism” to refer to a historically specific political movement in the United States and Europe; other writers use it to refer to the belief that there are injustices against women, though there is no consensus on the exact list of these injustices.” 

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“Feminism” is an umbrella term for a range of views about injustices against women. There are disagreements among feminists about the nature of justice in general and the nature of sexism, in particular, the specific kinds of injustice or wrong women suffer; and the group who should be the primary focus of feminist efforts. Nonetheless, feminists are committed to bringing about social change to end injustice against women, in particular, injustice against women as women.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-philosophy/#WhatFemi

The World’s Women 2020: Trends and Statistics

“Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, progress towards equal power and equal rights for women remains elusive. No country has achieved gender equality, and the COVID-19 crisis threatens to erode the limited gains that have been made. The Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and efforts to recover better from the pandemic offer a chance to transform the lives of women and girls, today and tomorrow” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

https://www.un.org/en/desa/world%E2%80%99s-women-2020

Violence against women and girls remains pervasive across the world, despite significant efforts being made to recognize, eliminate, and prevent it in all its forms. Eliminating violence against women and girls is pivotal to achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Respect Women UN

https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2019/05/respect-women-preventing-violence-against-women

Women, children bear the brunt of rising poverty

SUMMARY

  • Women continue to experience worse forms of poverty compared to their male counterparts, a new report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) indicates.
  • The study said females suffered higher deprivation as recorded by its Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which looks at various indicators including health, education and living standards.
  • Overall, the statistics indicate that more than 65 percent of women are all-round poor compared to 56 percent of men.
  • It also shows that on average women experienced 4.5 deprivations, out of the seven basic needs that were analysed.

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/data-hub/women-children-bear-the-brunt-of-rising-poverty-2298694

Women in the Bible​—What Can We Learn From Them?

Examples of some prominent women in the Bible…good and bad examples

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https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/women-in-the-bible/

Like women in Bible times…women who follow Bible teachings play a multitude of roles.

“A Place for Women in Construction”

“A respected construction organization in Britain has commended Jehovah’s Witnesses for training women as heavy-equipment operators at the site of their new branch office near Chelmsford, Essex. The Considerate Constructors Scheme…”

https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/activities/construction/women-in-construction/

18 Then Jehovah God said: “It is not good for the man to continue to be alone. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of him.”+

Genesis 2:18

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself, 29 for no man ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cherishes it, just as the Christ does the congregation

Ephesians 5:28,29

Does God Really Care About Women?

https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/wp20120901/gods-view-of-women/

Online Bible Study Lessons

Basic Bible Teachings

In this course, you’ll get the answers to some of life’s most important questions: Who is God? Why do suffering and evil exist? Will God ever bring an end to suffering?

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/online-lessons/

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