Women’s Empowerment Through Adult Education

So sorry that we have been MIA lately! Both E and I have been really busy and haven’t had a lot of time to blog. We will be back with some great content soon, though, we promise!

In the meantime, I thought I would reblog a post I wrote for a project I’m doing for my Adult Education class. Thought it might be interesting to you all 🙂

-C

Social Action in Adult Education

Study after study has taught us that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity, or to reduce infant and maternal mortality. No other policy is as sure to improve nutrition and promote health — including the prevention of HIV/AIDS. No other policy is as powerful in increasing the chances of education for the next generation. And I would also venture that no policy is more important in preventing conflict, or in achieving reconciliation after a conflict has ended.

– Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Education is essential to the empowerment of women and, thus, to the improvement of society as a whole.  Adult education has become a primary avenue for empowering women and communities, particularly in under-developed countries.  Here, I would like to provide a few examples of organizations which are using an adult…

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