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uplifting independent economic status of women followed by education will bring revolutionary change

It was about four decade ago when gender violence was not even issue in our part of the world.I would like to share a few experience of that time.At that time there were few incident of gender violence which were solved socially and politically.In those days such incident of gender violence were not extreme and did not get media coverage.
In 1976, i had a experience of participant in student political movement and result of which i was arrested and stayed in prison for nine month.There were twenty eight other women in prison who had committed or were accused of veraciously crime including attempted murder because saving from rape attempt,some one had kicked out from husband and family turned out life of crime,there because family had false accusation and mental disorder.Many of them was there because they did not get legal aid,since there was no individual or organization who take such cases in humanitarian ground.These thing shows extreme gender discrimination and gender violence general tendency in the society.Since that time there has been lot of changes and in general excepted as major issue by the society and world.How ever this acceptance mostly visible urban area of the third world country.Women of rural sector still face the same fate.In fact it has increase over time carrying out few days seminar and workshop in luxurious hotel in city has not and will not have any positive effect on the life of woman of rural sector.In my opinion and based upon observation a sustainable, focused and strong effort targeted specifically on the rural sector has to be lunched.The first and foremost objective effort should be uplifting independent economic status of women followed by education and awareness with political commitment.This will bring revolutionary change in the mindset of rural society.

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jadefrank's picture

gender violence

Dear Bina,

I am so moved by your story, your words and your call to action. Thank you for taking a stand and for pointing out that rural women in the developing world are frequently victim to domestic and gender violence. You have so beautifully laid out a simple, but powerful plan to begin this important work in empowering the rural woman by providing economic opportunities, education and political awareness. Thank you for standing up for the rural woman in Nepal and around the world. Let's get started! I hope you can continue to lead us in a call to action - PulseWire is filled with women who are committed to this movement. We are now connected, we just need your leadership to now act.

Warm regards,
Jade

bina's picture

Thank You

Dear Jade,

I am extremely grateful for your encouraging words of aspiration.I have had privilege to work for rural women of my country.I think i was able to make some difference in the life of some of them.Thank you once again together we will make difference.My objective is looking for friends and colleges who share same passion about this issue.

Warm regards
Bina

JaniceW's picture

Gender parity

Nicholas Kristof recently wrote in the NY Times: 'if the injustices that women in poor countries suffer are of paramount importance, in an economic and geopolitical sense the opportunity they represent is even greater. “Women hold up half the sky,” in the words of a Chinese saying, yet that’s mostly an aspiration: in a large slice of the world, girls are uneducated and women marginalized, and it’s not an accident that those same countries are disproportionately mired in poverty and riven by fundamentalism and chaos.'

Changing the lives of women in the developing world is THE way to change the world. With education, girls and women can become productive economic assets for Nepal and the developing world. Seeing as you are interested in gender parity, you might wish to connect with PulseWire member, the Global Justice Center, which is dedicated to enforcing gender parity through international law. They are passionate about providing democracy advocates, women activists and judges with "on the ground" international law expertise; and empowering "law entrepreneurs" to embed gender equality under international law. You can find them at:

http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2411

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and I look forward to reading more from you.

bina's picture

Thank You

Dear Janice,

Thank you very much for suggestion.I am looking for friends and colleges who share same passion about this issue.

Warm regards
Bina

JaniceW's picture

Connections

Bina,
For PulseWire members who are also interested in gender equality and gender violence, click on the below link which is a wonderful collection of actions that members are taking to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Each of the posts reflects the member's passion for women's rights as they stand in solidarity against gender violence.
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/15615

You might also want to connect with the following members who have written on the subject:

Mboneenie: Putting Gender on Africa's Climate Agenda
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/13297

Nelly 2.0: Gender Education
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/10389

Cad_Communication: Strong Women’s movement needed to address gender based violence
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/12120

Marietta64: GENDER: Laws, Budgets and Pigeonholes
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/15328

Marietta64: Racism and gender discrimination
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/12486

Gender Equality: A list of posts on this topic
http://www.worldpulse.com/taxonomy/term/4079

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