Mose: A Mobile Application for Women Street Vendors in Cape Town
Tucker, William D
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psychological and many other forms of abuse. This trait is more prominent in African homes and especially poor African homes . Despite women's contribution to society, they are still seen as inferior and the gender gap is large, especially in poor areas . The evident gender discrimination and male dominance sometimes lead women into believing that they are powerless and results in them depending on a man to be the sole provider or decider of women’s fate . For example, in West Bengal where no woman had ever been a leader, 86% of parents wanted their daughters to become whatever their in-laws wanted, or to become a housewife . Women's empowerment becomes very crucial, as it can improve women’s self-worth and reduce the gender gap. In some African countries, males are the sole leaders on culture, religion, and politics ; and this violates basic human rights such as inclusion and nondiscrimination . Gender equality and women empowerment comprise one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ; to promote equality and also bring another aspect of development , and the benefits can be carried over to the next generation .