Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
After the 2004 tsunami devastated Kerala’s fishing industry, Amma immediately understood that alternate forms of livelihood were necessary.
Women could become proficient in a trade not dependent on the sea. Amma’s vision is a society where there are no barriers to the social, emotional and economic empowerment of women, which further leads to gender equality.
“Men and women are of equal value, like two wings of a bird. For without the two in perfect harmony, humanity cannot progress.”
Why it Matters
Women comprise more than half of the world’s population.
They are exponentially more vulnerable to discrimination, violence, climate change, food insecurity, illness, economic disadvantages, and political underrepresentation. Attaining gender equality is the only way to ensure sustainable communities moving forward.
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