Empower Women - Empower PakistanBy Sobia Raja • Jul 29th, 2012 • Category: Politics • 21 Comments
In this globalized world empowerment of women and gender equality are necessary tools for the development of country, women should bring to mainstream so that they can play active role towards the development of their country. Especially in Pakistani scenario where women are 51% of population, they can contribute well in the development of country, though Pakistani environment is not as much favorable as we consider it still woman are facing inequalities not only in Pakistan but around the corner of world.
But the question is what women empowerment is?? It’s simply given them the freedom of choice so that they can shape their lives well. Empowerment in decisions that affect her life, critical analysis of her environment so that she can find opportunities for growth in her respective field, in managing her home life, believe me its requirement of time, in this fast paced world women should be given opportunities in order to cope up this competition.
Pakistani women are advancing in so many fields, just little training and guidelines are required, Govt. has taken steps towards empowering women, they have signed many national and international commitments like National Plan of action (NPA), convention of elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW). Women need to be bringing in mainstream, so that they can take part in the development along with men.
On Friday president Zardari while addressing the signing ceremony at Awne-e-sadr said‘Govt. is pondering to appoint women judges’ this is quite bold step, he said that women should be given opportunities to excel. He further said discrimination against women is routed in all fields of life and democratic govt. has taken steps towards this. . But still the question is, in Pakistani environment, is it possible for women to excel?? My answer is, to some extent, only for few women not for all, most of the women population is spending their lives in poverty, they are not involved in decision making, they are just consider as lower than men, are not given equal status to men. But why we forget our religion and Quran provides us enough guidelines regarding this. Our religion emphasize on the protection of women rights, these rights including, for education, worship, freedom of choice, spouse choice etc. then why not we follow these things. We need to follow Islamic principles in all spheres of life for our betterment.