Women: Self Build Pillars
Women: Self Build Pillars of Individual, Family and
Community. Help Not; but Support Pillars Bec...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Abstract
The women are the soul of our community. They are the self
build and self trained human...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Women: Self build pillars of individual, family and
community
Women are the teachers of society....
Women: Self Build Pillars
are unaware of their potential in the development of their
families and community. They are also...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Perhaps the most beautiful, and most
challenging, part about motherhood is how wise
children rea...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Family
Woman is an all-round player in the game where,
playground is ‘family’. The only differen...
Women: Self Build Pillars
knowledge and solution finding skills. The concern is about
making her aware of her importance i...
Women: Self Build Pillars
is the fundamental to development. Japan,
Singapore and Republic of Korea are the
sufficient evi...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Circumstances that prevent pillar from becoming strong!
There can be many circumstances that can...
Women: Self Build Pillars
in Technology Career” states that, “If you want to get more
women involved in this field, talkin...
Women: Self Build Pillars
What can be done to support women to make them selves more
resourceful?
“Inspiration, path & gui...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Where does this strategy take the individual, family and
community?
Inspiring a woman to educate...
Women: Self Build Pillars
value and should be backed by the support from the
government authorities and big business group...
Women: Self Build Pillars
References
Goldwasser, Shirley W. (1993). Relationships, Mothers &
Daughters: A key to Developme...
Women: Self Build Pillars
Seth Friedman, (1992), Women in Japanese Society: Their
Changing Roles
Website:http://www2.gol.c...
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  1. 1. Women: Self Build Pillars Women: Self Build Pillars of Individual, Family and Community. Help Not; but Support Pillars Become Stable Prraful Daga Axia College of University of Phoenix COM/125 Utilizing Information in College Writing Due: May 27, 2007 1
  2. 2. Women: Self Build Pillars Abstract The women are the soul of our community. They are the self build and self trained humans responsible for the morale development of their children, inspiration for the family and an example for the community to follow. Government/NGO/entrepreneur groups should work towards inspiring women community. And, such groups should help women community to make themselves more resourceful and culturally educated so that, they can pass on the same education to their children, family members and community. This will lay the strong framework for any society for the balanced and happy progress. But, this is not happening. Nowadays, women community is struggling in employment industry to compete with man. It is the competition that needs not to exist. In this paper we will evaluate various factors that provide the proof of importance of the woman as a best friend, best family manager, and inspiration for community and caretaker of morale values which are the irreplaceable framework of any developing community or country. 2
  3. 3. Women: Self Build Pillars Women: Self build pillars of individual, family and community Women are the teachers of society. They are not competitors. “Woman as a mother is the best friend and teacher for the child, especially girl child (Firestone, Catlett, 1993, The Mother-Daughter Bond)”. Woman as friend is an inspiring support for any task. Woman as wife is a best friend and supportive partner for the husband. Woman as a family member is a best family manager and care taker of family values and traditions. Woman as a community member is an example of love, friendliness, inspiration and the best worker. These are the normal roles and responsibilities performed by the women community around the world. And, these roles and responsibilities are the base of the successful families and hence communities. So, why does the general thinking interprets woman as a competitor? They are more of a supportive friend than a competitor. The paper is about realizing this potential of the woman community in the combined development of family, community and country. Though, the truth is that woman can change the way the family approaches to solve the problem, the fact remains that woman is not given that respect and appreciation. It should be surprising to find that even most of the women 3
  4. 4. Women: Self Build Pillars are unaware of their potential in the development of their families and community. They are also unaware of their indirect but, involved participation in the same. The paper is about the respect that people should have towards women community and approach that needs to be taken to make women community educated and resourceful in real sense. Women as a self built pillar for her child and husband! Woman as an individual are irreplaceable member of the family and community. She is the first teacher of her child. She passes her knowledge of cultural education and family traditions to her child. She is the person with whom her husband shares his views and feelings. The study shows that most of the children share their views/thoughts with their mother. If the mother is educated and resourceful enough to interpret the real meaning of the words spoken by her child, then she can always guide her child to take better decisions. It is fact that framework of the morale values and thinking pattern of an individual is laid in the childhood. It depends on this framework that decides the way child will interpret various situations that he/she is going to face in future. Healthy framework will lead to a safe and optimistic future. One woman stated: 4
  5. 5. Women: Self Build Pillars Perhaps the most beautiful, and most challenging, part about motherhood is how wise children really are. What children most grasp and most learn from is what is very deep within you. So you have to be genuine with them. (“Being genuine with your children”, http://health.yahoo.com/intlwomen/intlwomen/3779 /being-genuine-with-your-children) As a wife, woman is his best friend and inspiration. The history conveys that, “Each successful man has an inspiring woman responsible for success”. The study shows that husband always feels more comfortable discussing various problems and concerns with his wife. Now, it is wife who can inspire her husband to move ahead smartly in spite of the roadblocks. It is also said that source of strength for an individual is to have the person who can support his thinking and support him morally and emotionally. Rest of the performance can be left to his professionalism. Thus, performance of an individual as a professional will surely improve if his wife is his best friend. If we visualize the large picture wherein each woman performs her duties with support from her husband, then such family is bound to move ahead in the path to progress. 5
  6. 6. Women: Self Build Pillars Family Woman is an all-round player in the game where, playground is ‘family’. The only difference is that, woman is an all-round player at almost all such playgrounds around the world. In family, woman is an excellent manager cum worker. She works hard to fine tune the routine events of the family irrespective of the availability or limitation of the resources. Some of them are also efficient enough to manage family along with their professional lives. They participate as a leader in every family event; from kitchen work to any traditional family event. It is not an easy task at all as she is alone and she competes and participates smartly in all these events. Managing the family, self-development and external family events single handedly can be done only by the person with art of co-ordination and strong social management skill. It must be noted that most of them do not attend any school to learn these skills. They learn it on their own. She is the one place to reach for all kinds of family solutions. She is a source of bond to maintain a united family. And, united families progress much faster than divided families. In such scenario, common in all families, it is important for woman to be more resourceful in terms of 6
  7. 7. Women: Self Build Pillars knowledge and solution finding skills. The concern is about making her aware of her importance in development of her family. It is about providing her with enough of resources so that she can educate herself and hence educate her family and community at large. For example, take the case of global maternal health. Every year, 14.4 million mothers and infants die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. That’s close to 40,000 deaths per day - over 1600 an hour, and more than 26 per minute. All such deaths can be prevented by educating a woman about the measures that she can follow to maintain her health as well as that of her child during the state of pregnancy. What can we do to make the woman more resourceful as a family member? The answer will be “educate her”, with cultural education, traditional values, and about the way she can pursue her hobby/career. She should be confident about herself and should have the feeling of support from her family. It is like, “you also live, let me live and we both live…” Japan’s Prime Minister told 1990 World Summit for children: Policy of promoting education constituted the very foundation of Japan’s development. Education 7
  8. 8. Women: Self Build Pillars is the fundamental to development. Japan, Singapore and Republic of Korea are the sufficient evidence” Community If we visualize the multiple views of the, woman from various families working for her children, family and herself; we will find that there are several women working for the development of their respective families. In broad sense, they are working for combined development of the community in which they live because; community is the united form of varied families. Woman is never appreciated for her indirect participation in this strong development and in the progress of her children, family or external community. She can be said as a silent and selfless leader. We take woman as a strong pillar on which the progress of the family and community depends. If she is educated enough to utilize and manage the family resources in smart manner, and every women does so, than such community will definitely progress irrespective of the variations in the religion, tradition, culture and financial background that are present in any community around the world. 8
  9. 9. Women: Self Build Pillars Circumstances that prevent pillar from becoming strong! There can be many circumstances that can prevent woman from performing at her best. It can be lack of peer support, illiteracy, lack of knowledge, lack of resources or lack inspiration to name few. The most important being the absence of active groups whose task is to help women make them selves more resourceful by educating themselves. There are groups which work for the welfare of women community but none is there which works for the women to educate her self so that she can educate others, fight her own war, pursue her hobbies, profession, and participate in her family progress and community events more smartly. There can be other circumstance like weak financial background, but, women do have the attitude of adapting to the available resources. So, weak financial background cannot be the base cause that prevents women community to be more resourceful and educated. The base cause is the lack of inspiration. The study states that women community is strong enough to solve any problem coming in their way if they are inspired and guided about the path and approach towards the solution. Sandra Turner, a professor of educational studies at Ohio University and lead author of the study “Portrait of Women 9
  10. 10. Women: Self Build Pillars in Technology Career” states that, “If you want to get more women involved in this field, talking about the money is not going to do it. A love of problem solving, a love of the challenge really came across and it attracts most of women in technology arena.” This approach is lacking in the women-help groups. The approach of these groups is to help woman as if she is less strong member of the society. If she is less strong, then how is she able to perform as an all-rounder in the progress of family? And, how is she able to manage both, her professional and family responsibilities? It must be noted that women community is not less strong but needs inspiration to work efficiently and in sync with other members. She needs to be trained to work in a smart manner. Such training can be given by the higher education classes. Shanta Pandey, Ph.D., associate professor at Washington University's Brown School of Social Work states: While our study provides additional evidence that a bachelor's degree will help lift mothers out of poverty; it also shows that there aren't sufficient social programs and tax incentives that encourage post-secondary education. Even minor federal efforts to promote education of poor women with children may have broad impacts." 10
  11. 11. Women: Self Build Pillars What can be done to support women to make them selves more resourceful? “Inspiration, path & guidance” is a 3 word solution to all the concerns that women community from different background face in their routine lives. They can participate in continuous education programs. Expert groups consisting of researchers, psychologists, sociologists, doctors and manager can be formed so as to answer the queries of various women. Such programs can be sponsored by big business groups and transmitted live in media. Public conferences backed by government policies can be planned at various places where in women can be educated about the clever use of resources that they already possess. Most important being that, making the woman and other members of the community aware of her potential in the progress of her family in terms of finance, tradition, health, and culture. “Women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming is key to tackling challenges, such as poverty, discrimination, educational gaps, high maternal mortality, disease and other ills (UN News Centre, March 01, 2007) 11
  12. 12. Women: Self Build Pillars Where does this strategy take the individual, family and community? Inspiring a woman to educate herself and her family is like taking first strong step towards removing the root cause of misery from the family and community at large. This is a long term strategy. This strategy will make good citizens working in sync with each other. This strategy is about taking the help of women in eradicating the root cause of the reasons which bring misery to family and community. The future holds prosperity for them who support women educate them selves! In spite of the fact that women can be powerful enough to take the charge of leading a family and community, it should be noted that it is not a one-man show. Every member has to participate for this strategy to be successful. Every member of the community has to co-operate with only difference that women is leading the play by pursuing various responsibilities, gaining knowledge, executing family management skills, and inspiring her surroundings by her work. Conclusion This is un-ending and ever-evolving process and every one plays a role in it. Each member’s participation keeps 12
  13. 13. Women: Self Build Pillars value and should be backed by the support from the government authorities and big business groups. “Women as a self build pillar of individual, family and community” is the part of the strategy whose approach is to remove the root cause of the misery from the family and community by making woman community more resourceful by providing them easy access to, “Inspiration, path & guidance” to decide their own path of progress. 13
  14. 14. Women: Self Build Pillars References Goldwasser, Shirley W. (1993). Relationships, Mothers & Daughters: A key to Development of Competence. Website:http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/Con tent_storage_01/0000000b/80/22/79/c0.pdf Adamson, Peter, Ed. The Progress of Nations: The Nations of World Ranked According to Their Achievements in Health, Family Planning, Nutrition, Education, and Progress for Women Website:http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/Con tent_storage_01/0000000b/80/26/58/16.pdf Yukiko Inoue. (2005).Vocational Aspirations and Japanese Women. University of Guam. Website:http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/Con tent_storage_01/0000000b/80/31/ba/f7.pdf Jenkins, Davis; Fitzgerald, Joan. (1999). Community Colleges: Connecting the Poor to Good Jobs. Website:http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/Con tent_storage_01/0000000b/80/10/cc/a6.pdf United Nations. (2004). World Survey on Role of Women in Development. Department of Economics and Social Affairs. Website:http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Review/docume nts/press-releases/WorldSurvey-Women&Migration.pdf 14
  15. 15. Women: Self Build Pillars Seth Friedman, (1992), Women in Japanese Society: Their Changing Roles Website:http://www2.gol.com/users/friedman/writings/p1 .html Andrea Gibson, (2003), New Study Paints Portrait of Women in Technology Careers, OHIO University Website:http://news.research.ohiou.edu/news/index.php? item=162&page=88 Jessica Martin, (2007), Mother's education empirically tied to her family's economic well-being, Washington University in St. Louis. Website:http://news- info.wustl.edu/tips/page/normal/8934.html 15

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