Although; both men and women are not created emotionally
and physically equal. But no one is inferior. Both are equally important.
Men and women are incomplete without each other. It can never be estimated to build
a society without giving women their rights. A prosperous and peaceful nation
can never be estimated without giving equal rights and opportunities to women.
Women contribute almost 50% of population. The importance of females in family
can never be underestimated, which is a basic unit of society. Then how the
importance of females in a society cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately; gender disparity is pertaing in our
country. Pakistan is not only an exception; women
are not getting equal rights all over the world, even in developed
countries. Although challenges faced by females of developed and undeveloped
countries is different.
Twenty first century seems
more active about women rights. A term feminism
is introduced which inspires the concept of equal rights of men and women without
any discrimination regardless of their gender. Women are inspired to take part
in socio-economic mainstream of country. Undoubtedly, for the progress of any
country it is essential that every member of society, without gender discrimination, contribute their best
to uplift socio-economic structure of a nation. In this century, feminism is
seeking peak; Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon, J.K.Rowling and Malala Yousafzai all
witness feminism. This is unjustified and unfortunate that besides all human beings are born equal; men and women
are treated differently. Although; girls and boys both are equally valuable
and deserve equal love and care as well as opportunities of life.
Unfortunately; men and women born on
equal abilities but enjoy different opportunities. Worldwide, men and women are not treated equally.
It is to be realized that when
a women suffer; in fact a family, a home and a workplace suffer as a whole.
Women have also good potential which is to be explored. Therefore; women should
be educated. Women deserve equal amount
of respect, opportunities and rights as men. Like men, women should also be
treated as free, independent and respected individuals. Gender equality is a goal. It has to be accomplished by
efforts; by media, education and feminism.
disparity starts at a very early age; a number of female students
remain unable to complete education despite being competent. In Europe 20.9% of
full professorships are awarded to women.
The utmost importance of gender equality is undeniable for
prosperity of a nation. Women must have equal access to education, healthcare,
freedom and protecting human rights. For last 50 years, time to time, different
efforts are being made to accelerate progress of women. However; in 2000,
UNESCO launched campaign to eliminate gender
disparity in education by 2015. According to this plan women were to give
best importance and opportunities in every field of life. Unfortunately; this
goal was not achieved but progress was made in this respect. Another effort was
made in September 2015, when 80 world leaders met at UN and committed to
eliminate gender disparity by 2030.
It is of dire need to explore full potential of girls. Efforts are made to
eliminate gender disparity but
results of these efforts could not be achieved quickly. It is a crucial problem
and impacts of policies may not be too early. Although; as a result of such
efforts significant progress is being made.
In industrialized countries, number of working women has increased
significantly. The number of social women in political sector has also
increased significantly. According to an estimate; in Europe the number of
working women in parliament has doubled.
For prosperity of a nation and
to maintain a status quo, remarkable efforts are being made to eliminate gender gap. Although; the
proportion of girls getting education is increasing but still there is a
significant gap. Women are not inferior or
less talented but still they are mistreated. The underrepresentation of girls
in higher classes is not because of lack of talent but because of
discrimination. Both men and women are important pillars of a society. For good
results, both men and women are needed in organizations, scientific societies
and institutions. Women progress is not only needed for economic point but each
and every prospect of a society effect from women education.
eliminate gender disparity, it is mandatory that government must
take ambitious initiatives, and introduce reforms. If we goal to form a peaceful prosperous
nation, we must give no space to excuses. Gender equality is next to impossible
unless it is forced to maintain.
The society of Pakistan has impacts
of different societies; colonial British rule, Muslim rule and Islamic
teachings. The society of Pakistan has also learned from Indian
civilization. History of Pakistan has
many nominated females. Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah worked relentlessly despite many
hurdles with Muhammad Ali Jinnah for equal rights of women. Fatima Jinnah is an
inspiration for females of Pakistan. Despite many efforts, the social status of
women remained vulnerable because of extremism and feudalism. Political instability
is also another reason for weak status of women in Pakistan. The rural, feudal
and tribal communities are enemies of women empowerment. Until and unless they
are not eliminated from a society, Pakistan cannot make any significant progress.
Although Pakistan to committed to
international policies to provide basic rights to women. Nonetheless; literacy
rate of women in Pakistan has increased significantly even in Baluchistan and
Sindh. There is a dire need to address cultural mindset of parochialism,
suppression of womenfolk and narrow mindness.
In Pakistan are cultural barriers to halt progress of women. Therefore
such barriers should be addressed to make progress of Pakistan possible.
In Pakistan, however; women enjoy a better status than ever before. The constitution of Pakistan gives equal status to women and men without any gender disparity. In the subcontinent, women basically suffer from child marriage, marriage to Quran, watta satta, divorce, dowry, rape and honor killing. Basically, women are deprived of basic rights of education, right to vote, employment, workforce participation and right to own land and property. Apart from all this many notable women enlightened the name of Pakistan; these nominated women are Fatima Jinnah: who was instrumental figure in Pakistan movement, Benazir Bhutto: who became first prime minister of Pakistan, Mukhtaran Mai: a prominent women rights activist who was a victim of gang rape, Hina Rabbani: who became first foreign minister of Pakistan, Malala Yousaf Zai: she is youngest Nobel prize holder, she was girl’s education activist. Apart from this a large number of women have played a nominated role in sports, literature, education, politics, arts and entertainment. Pakistan has enough talent.