Absence of equality
Women are not entitled to equal rights in many developing countries. In partnerships, they are often difficult to enforce the use of contraceptives and family planning. Many women want less children than men, but this is only possible if they are able to assert themselves against them.
Better educated and empowered women can make informed, self-determined decisions about voluntary family planning. Women need more linguistic opportunities in the family and society, so that they get alternatives to the pure mother role.
What the DSW does
For Sexual Equality and Education for women. Click here.