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A third of these women are the victims of domestic violence - simply called "beating" brutal punishment by rejecting married off

WOMEN IN PAKISTAN

If this is the plight of some of the most "powerful; men in a traditionally male-dominated society" women in the country, the state of ordinary women across the country is obviously much worse.
It is not a surprise for the women of Pakistan to have faced forced marriages, honor killings, abortions and rape in a traditionally male-dominated society.
A third of these women are the victims of domestic violence - simply called "beating" brutal punishment by rejecting married off forcibly.
The crucial situation for women makes have decision putting them on fire, or try to take their lives by consuming poison.
By seeing & observing women's dilemma in this men's world that Government, civil society organization & other international donors should be worrying about the rising number of women who are taking drugs throughout the major cities & countryside.
I am sure human rights groups are not having their peaceful sleep against the most sensitive issue to have documented such atrocities.

All women & children are equal, and have human rights such as the right to food, shelter, health care, education, and protection from violence, neglect and exploitation.

Discrimination means treating people less well than others because of who they are, and is a denial of rights. It can include discrimination based on race, age, disability, HIV status, sexual preference, religion and gender. These forms are linked, so a girl who is disabled or labeled escapee and from a particular ethnic group may be triply disadvantaged.

Vulnerable victims such as escapees or hijacked females are more likely to suffer from social discrimination and exclusion and are often heavily discriminated against.

This can lead to exclusion, blocked opportunities, exploitation, abuse and even suicide. International donors and civil society should work to challenge discrimination, help women and children to be acquainted with their rights, and put pressure on governments and other players to respect all rights of all women & children.

If a child does not get a decent education they are at a higher risk of being put to work or being married off at an early age. Education is an urgent priority and the government of Pakistan and other agencies must step up their efforts to restore the education system.”
One of the main differences between men and women is that men tend to speak up about their career goals, and women think their performance will speak for itself.

Comments

olutosin's picture

TRAINED NOT TO SEE.........

You are good, may God bless you but in the area of women career goals.... it is not as if women do not want to speak up but they will put thrice the effort of man into the same project with their male counterpart before they can be appreciated! You will be right to say that all women and men are equal, boys and girls and the third gender are equal, it took me some time to accept the third gender.

Stereotypically, it has been instilled into human kind that women perform duties, they are not working, even when they do the work specified for men successfully, instead of being praised they are castigated as being too know, who is always poke nosing in order to be recognized or trying to steal men's show, they now accept staying behind or being used as rubber stamps......Do you not see our political arena? women are not appreciated, they hardly value their inputs/contribution towards the economy cum family progress because of what our eyes have been trained not to see.
In addition to all these, Rita Banerji pointed it out succinctly that most times, in issues like this, government ought to come up with appropriate laws and policies and make sure that they are well adhered to, just for the sake of mankind.
Keep on posting friend, you are doing a good job.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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