Women’s rights :
The UN General Assembly created the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979. This is seen as the international bill that protects the rights of every woman in the world. According to the CEDAW, discrimination of women occurs when any restriction is in place that disadvantages an individual based on their gender.
The CEDAW highlight the basic rights for a women.These are the rights which the living person should have in this world. Women should get good education and they should have the basic necessities of life as a men’s require. The problem with our world is that they are failed to provide a comfort to the woman , they have always been victimized as men consider them the soft component of the society,they consider them weak and for their pressure.
If we look at the history we would hardly find a women’s as a ” leader” from Napoleon to “Alexander the Great” our history is full with men’s warriors and their leadership styles.Women are always neglected by them or by the society, even when I talk about society its means even by the group of other women’s.
Despite the great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years ,women and girls around the world are still married as child or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery.They refuse access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war.Around the world ,death related to pregnancy and childbirth are needlessly high,and women are prevented from making deeply personal choices in their private lives.
In 2013 ,the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) bill was introduced by the United States government which will implements the strategy to reduce violence against women and girls in at least 5 countries where it is severe.The bill supports measures to prevent violence, protect survivors and bring perpetrators to justices.It contain practices like addressing violence against women and girls comprehensively by supporting health, legal, economic, and humanitarian assistance sectors and incorporating violence prevention and response , and support survivors.
At a time when awareness of women’s rights has been growing worldwide,it is paradoxical that violence against women should be on the rise in the countries especially in Pakistan.Studies by several organizations indicates a 13% increase in violence against women in Pakistan in the year 2009. In the cities of Pakistan ,women’s relatively rapid economic advancements is driving a lot of local women’s rights activism.At the same time, women’s rights in rural areas are on a relentless downside with heinous woman-hating practices like forces marriages,rape ,vigilante justice, acid attacks, mutilations and many such acts performed with the impunity due to the Hudood Ordinance and “honor”Killings which are supported locally.In this scenario ,the majority of Pakistani women suffer in silence , with hardly a voice raised in protest.
The problem with our world is that they are confused between religion and culture. The societies and communities blame religion at the end.Especially when it come to Islam world raise their fingers toward it despite the fact that Islam has given a respect and has given all the rights to women.
Islam is the only religion which has given rights to the women, be it right to vote, health, property, marriage , divorce, politics, and education but the problem with the muslim leaders is that they are not practicing Islam they are practicing their own culture and power. They are not ready to accept women as a leader due to their power insecurity.
I would request my readers to listen a lecture by a very well known scholar , Dr.Zakir Naik on youtube “WOMEN RIGHTS IN ISLAM by DR.Zakir Naik”.It will give a deep understanding of women rights in Islam and how the muslim leaders are misusing the name of Shariya law and defaming Islam.The Shariya Law which want to impose is not the Shariya Law which Islam has given to us.They are not only defaming the Shariya Law but also Islam.