Saturday, 8 August 2015

Feminization of Poverty: The Meaning

                                                  Feminization of Poverty
                                       The Meaning

Before defining feminization of poverty we first need to understand what is poverty.So what is poverty?Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.

As mentioned in my previous blog when you talk about the term 'feminization of poverty', you tend to talk about the dis-proportionate percentages of poor women in the world. The 'United Nations Development Fund for women describe it as "the burden of poverty borne by women, especially in developing countries." Now what people fail to understand is that feminization of poverty is a relative term which means that poverty among  women is greater than that among men hence calling women 'poor' does not explain the term 'feminization of poverty'.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Feminization of Poverty: The Start

                                      Feminization of Poverty
                                                    Day 1
Last week, I attended a conference regarding the feminization of poverty and how this problem continues to undermine the development and growth of women throughout the world. The conference was basically a Model of the UN body 'UNCSW' or the 'United Nation Commission on the Status of Women'. The conference made me realize that the feminization of poverty is a pertinent issue that has to be dealt with immediately if the rights and development of women can be secured.

What captured my attention at the conference was how not only developing nations but even super powers like THE United States of America had extremely high rates of poverty among women in fact every 1 out of 3 women in the USA lived on a less than 1 $ budget.

But before countries I carry on, what does the term Feminization of poverty actually mean?
Well, basically this term describes a  phenomenon in which women represent disproportionate amounts of the worlds poor.

Now that everyone knows what this blog is all about, I would urge all readers to continue reading all my posts related to the causes, conditions and solutions to this problem in my upcoming posts.