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My Article

I am from the one of Asian country Pakistan. My observations and experience I found that women are facing most of cultural, social, economical and political challenges in whole Asia. Patriarchal social system is pervasive all over in the society that discriminates women’s and minority’s rights. In our society every day women face domestic violence, honor killing. There is no justice for murdered women. Many women killed women’s cases even go unregistered. Because it happens within family and its family honor to keep case unregister. Moreover, many case after registration killer did not get punish utilizing family network and money. There is no political will and week institutional system that have created huge inequality in society.
Women have very few opportunities to exercise their potential. Government does not focus on women’s structural and piratical needs. In fact, women have low priority in government’s policies and programs. Ironically, sometimes women’s focused policies do not effectively get implemented. As result, women could benefits as they considered to get benefited. Parents have low priority for girls’ education over boys. If some parents do courage to send girls in school, they could not find enough resources, and bad security situation; they completely discouraged.
It needs high political will and enough resources to overcome the above mentioned problems. Until, government planned policies and programs will not be effectively implemented, it won’t happen any change in women’s lives. For effective policies and programs implementation needs allocation of enough resources and high political commitment. Civil society can play positive role to change patriarchal social system. However, civil society role deeply rooted in patriarchal system. Still, women leadership is week in NGOs. Civil society does not have commitment for women’s equal rights or gender equality accepts trendy words.
How I see? I am lucky enough to got revolutionary parents. They allowed me and supported me to get good education. Moreover, I have access to use internet that have empower me to talk and raise the voice utilizing platform like Wire plus and face book.

Comments

usha kc's picture

Hi Marvi,, thank you for

Hi Marvi,, thank you for sharing. Yess we know almost allthe south Asian countries have the same challenges as you mentioned above.
I can feel your experience as I am from the Nepal and the situation of our country are almost same in case of women. And I agree social cultural value determind the position of people.

hats off to your parents dear.

keep sharing.

marvi maznani's picture

Thank u so much dear Usha..

Yes I feel proud on parents who allow me get education from a small city... and thanks to u who gave 1st Comment on My Article which gave me courage to share more on world plus...

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

usha kc's picture

Hey Marvi,, please make

Hey Marvi,, please make correction on tagging check it out.

marvi maznani's picture

Ohh... Thanks for

Ohh... Thanks for correction....

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

soulhavenlisa's picture

Thanks!

Hi Marvi, Thanks for what you are doing. I am so glad you had revolutionary parents that encouraged you. You are a light in your country and for other women.

Much peace and love to you,
Lisa

marvi maznani's picture

Thanks Lisa for your

Thanks Lisa for your wonderful comments...

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

binapatel33's picture

Thank you

Dear Marvi,
It is very true what is happening to the women and quite unfortunate. Do you have any plans to help or somehow raise awareness?I think with the social media you may be able to get the message out there. Although it is known that women have no support, I really hope that you will one day be able to start a large organization to help the women and become a strong advocate for women's rights in Pakistan. You have the determination and mindset to do it and I am sure you will be able to succeed. I wish you all the best and hope that you will be the "voice" for women in Pakistan. Best of luck!

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

marvi maznani's picture

Thank You

Dear your comments enhance my confidence and courage to do more for my community,, i want that every women of my community should aware of the legal rights they should know about their rights, so they can raise their voice.

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

jbaljko's picture

Can hear your determination

Hi Marvi,
Yes, the treatment of women in many parts of the world, and specifically in Asia, is a difficult thing to overcome. Besides the family structures - or perhaps because of them - there sometimes appears to be limited options available to bring about necessary political or programs. Any additional thoughts on how these accepted social customs can be changed by you and other women in your community? Any projects that you're currently working on to break these barriers or change society's point of view? Looking forward to hearing more.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for being a voice of change.
Jenn

"The secret of happiness is freedom,
and the secret of freedom, courage."
-Thucydides, ancient Greek historian & author

marvi maznani's picture

Thanks dear Jenn...

Thanks dear Jenn... Im student of MBA as im student of business administration But I have been actively involved in the community development work for more than three years. I started as a volunteer with the Community Development Council (CDC) and later joined Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO), both renowned community development organizations in the Sindh province of Pakistan. I started work with marginalized rural women while involving them in microcredit schemes to improve their lives. Moreover, in Community Development Council (CDC) I established women groups at village level and built their capacities and awareness about their social and legal rights. I mobilized women to raise voice for girl’s education and organized meetings in villages to aware communities for importance of girl’s education. The whole idea of my initiative was to sensitize rural communities for women’s and girls qual rights in the society.

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

SharonK's picture

Dear Marvi, It's good to

Dear Marvi,

It's good to know that our generation has more and more women like you breaking away from tradition to question the traditional gender roles. You described many of the factors of oppression that women face, but what are some solutions? Other than waiting for political action or other top-down solutions, how can our generation change the status quo from the bottom up?

Like you, I am thankful for my progressive and supportive parents, especially my rebellious mother! I look forward to reading more of your articles.

Sharon

marvi maznani's picture

Thank you Dear Sharon. the

Thank you Dear Sharon.

the best solution is education until our whole society wouldn't be aware of their rights all problems will not be solved.

Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen....

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