Women’s empowerment is one of the agendas of the world. In the Philippines, the economic strength of women is a contributory factor in achieving the platforms towards sustainable development. The country is on the right track since the K-12 curriculum is aligned to empower women for the sustainable development of the country.
Empowerment is the heart of preserving the benefits of women at the individual, household, community, and broader society. Without women’s empowerment, sustainable development is impossible. If gender equality is not continued, it will impede the country’s improvement because gender inequalities are reducing high economic costs that lead to social inequities.
Thus, one can recognize from such justifications that deprivation of women in all areas of development initiatives, all components of sustainable development cannot be achieved. Women should be empowered and likewise allowed to participate in and contribute from all areas of development to bring about sustainability.
Moreover, if an individual seeks sustainable people-centered development in our country, there is an important to have equal opportunities of women across various levels of decision-making. Their participation is indispensable in obtaining all-shared decisions.
To maintain the socio-cultural transformation of empowering women, education at school level is crucial. Therefore, attitudes and perceptions developed towards women regarding their status, role, and jobs are important to discuss in school. Therefore, one cannot undermine the role of the teacher in particular in shaping the behavior of children. It is the teacher, from early childhood on, up brings the children and who have frequent face-to-face interaction with children in their school years.
The government must initiate measures to bring about sustainable development in the country with women empowerment and gender equality. By all means, the government should educate and maintain the health of women to enhance productivity in addition to social development. Provide them with full participation in different macro-level decisions in government agencies to better to better safeguard women’s interests and to achieve high-quality governance. Moreover, protecting the rights of women for them to be functional participants in the economic, social, political, cultural, and other areas of the country, thereby bringing about development.