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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women’s Day

When we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, I wonder whether we have achieved anything in protecting the rights of women. It is common belief in our society that fighting for rights of women is western sponsored anti-Islamic ideology. In my opinion everyone must get equal chance to make living, education and participation in politics. No society will be developed if they had neglected the rights of women. Research shows that number of women hold white color job is dramatically increasing year after year. Since women are 50% of our society, why shouldn’t we engage them to boost our economy?

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank encourage developing countries to use export-led growth to expand their economies. Such globalized economies require a labor force of a size that must include women. In many cases, cultural barriers, especially in the relationship between women and men within households and communities, impede increased economic participation, or undermine the quality of that participation. For example, even women who do work face differential treatment such as wage gaps and segregation into traditionally female industries. Women have historically borne the burden of non-monetized labor, such as child care and domestic work.

While significant advances have been made in advancing women’s political participation in recent years, women are still under-represented in governance structure and people’s Majlis (legislation assembly). In any given participating State, women’s political participation usually depends both on broad social, economic and cultural factors, and on the electoral and political systems, particularly the rules governing political parties.


1 comment:

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Instead of promoting womens' rights I think its better to promote equal rights among men and women. thanks for the article.