Women’s Rights

Teaching Equality and Respect for Law can Prevent Attacks Against Women in India

Teaching Equality and Respect for Law can Prevent Attacks Against Women in India

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor at University of Delhi
Location India India

To protect women’s rights and future atrocities like the Badaun tragedy, there must be equality and respect for the law in India. A strange sense of unease is prevailing all over India. There were new expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who rode to power on the pretext of revamping issues of governance, inflation, and women security. Indians received a crude shock with recent atrocities against women in case of Badaun tragedy in Uttar Pradesh. […]

June 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, India, Women's Rights
Why International Women’s Day is Amazing

Why International Women’s Day is Amazing

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8. Various women including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at various events on the day. Such events may include […]

March 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Women's Rights
Achieving Full Women Empowerment in Pakistan

Achieving Full Women Empowerment in Pakistan

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Women empowerment calls for responsibility and requires them with intellect taking up the posts instead of women who have been selected by their male counterparts. In 1944, Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah said in a speech, “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the […]

February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Pakistan, Women's Rights
Stop Violence Against Women

Stop Violence Against Women

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

As long as society does not realize the need to end patriarchal and feudal tyranny, it will be impossible to end violence against women. Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively […]

February 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Culture, Pakistan, Women's Rights
The Economic Role of Women in Pakistan

The Economic Role of Women in Pakistan

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan’s conservative patriarchal society has prevented women from achieving full integration into the government and private sector. Women constitute half of the Pakistan’s 190 million population and represent a big part of the labor force. However their vitality and potential has never been fully realized in the past 66 years after independence despite having surpassed their male counterpart in every field of life. Unlike the past, women play a crucial role serving Pakistan with enthusiasm […]

January 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Economics, Pakistan, Women's Rights
Tunisia’s National Women’s Day

Tunisia’s National Women’s Day

By Imen Yacoubi, Professor of English at the University of Jendouba
Location Tunisia Tunisia

In the middle of the political crisis in Tunisia, Tunisian women, celebrating their national day today, seem caught in the middle of a situation that does not look like a celebration. Besides facing the threat of conservative political forces, many issues remain unsolved because women’s issues cannot be isolated from the country’s larger challenges. In the middle of the economic crisis, women are not spared, as they constitute an important fork force, a great section […]

August 13, 2013 · 2 comments · Politics, Tunisia, Women's Rights
Dr. Sima Samar,  Chairwoman, Afghanistan Independent Rights Commission.

Corruption and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

By Sima Samar, Chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fighting corruption is a prerequisite for Afghan women to gain full equality. In Afghanistan, this might be considered a complicated and daunting task but it is achievable. The impact of corruption on the promotion and protection of women’s rights in Afghanistan is too dire and too negative. Both empirical data and my professional experience in Afghanistan show that when corruption becomes rampant, the impact is greater on women and the poor. Corruption in Afghanistan has […]