Friday, March 15, 2013

Empowerment to women-2

In developing countries, the situation of women is not that great and even you can say it is pathetic. They are under the constant threat of violence, they have few rights and even when they have some, and it is harder for the law to enforce because the women have no support system to bring cases against the abusers or culprits. The logic that holds in some countries that women should stay at home no longer holds since the men can die and leave their womenfolk exposed to poverty and without some means of support. The basic right to education is a threat in some countries as some religious leaders and men think that women should not be allowed to get an education. Because they feel that if they get an education, they will be aware of their rights and that is a threat to their domination. Although efforts are being made to slowly tackle the problem of women around the world but it is really a slow process. There are many hurdles along the way, the biggest one being the men themselves who have been raised in certain way which has nothing to do with religion and all have to do with tradition, culture and customs of society in which they live. There will be constant resistance from uneducated and even educated men to not give empowerment to women as it can become a threat to their dominance, but this fight must go on if more the half of the world population is going to contribute to the development of their respective countries.

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