Dec 302012

Hello everyone, today we are dedicating this post of our website to a burning, important and discussable topic, i.e. Women Violence. Yes, you read it correct, the topic about which we are going to discuss today is women violence.STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

While talking about the literary composition of  women violence, it is made up of two different words which are, ‘women’ and ‘violence’. These both words are quite familiar to us. The meaning of ‘women’ is females or feminine gender of human beings and the meaning of ‘violence’ is the act of exploiting and seizing the rights of anyone. Thus, the phrase ‘women violence’ refers to the act of exploiting and violating the rights of women.

These days, women violence has became a very common but important issue which is to be discussed thoroughly in an open manner. We already know that most of the societies of the present world are patriarchal. They are male dominant societies. In other words, we can even say that these societies are ruled by men rather than women. Gender equality is found very rarely in these societies. Due to this, domination of women by men is very common in these places. The women not only get physically tortured, but also get mentally harassed.

They get beaten, scolded and tortured by the patriarchal society. Many of them in developing and underdeveloped countries are accused of being witches and evil spirits and are even tortured by the whole society. They are beaten, burnt and even forced to eat human refuse, i.e. stool. Everyday, many wives get physically and mentally tortured by their husbands. They are even tortured in such a manner that they get forced to leave their lives.

There are many examples of these kinds of activities in the world. Not only that much, the women are also used as sexual slaves by the male dominant society. They are taken as weak ones and they are forced to be involved in undesired sexual activities. The number of rapes are increasing day by day. Many are even forced to work in prostitution or brothels.

A burning example of sexual harassment of women is the case of death of a 23 year old lady named Damini in the highly populated country of India. She was raped and then thrown away from a running bus by a group of six men. She was a medical student who was travelling in a bus with her male friend after watching a movie. Then the six men attacked both of them. Firstly the male friend was badly beaten. After that, Damini was raped severely and an iron rod was inserted to her body which resulted to severe injury in the lady’s body. Then both of them were stripped and thrown out of the running bus.

After this incident, the lady was moved to a hospital in Delhi. But due to severe injuries, she was moved to Mount Elizabeth Hospital of Singapore. Meanwhile, the people of India became too much angry and aggressive towards this act and they came out on the streets for protests. They even raised a question mark against the police, law and the whole government. She was kept in the hospital for altogether thirteen days but everything went in vain. The innocent lady left the world on the thirteenth day, i.e. 29th December, 2012. This is only one example of such events. But there are many incidents that are taking place everyday. Thousands of women are getting harassed everyday.

This shows the critical condition of women in our society. All these actions have raised a question mark against the government, laws, police, security provisions and even our society. Is this the justice? Can we say that the women are safe? The answers of these questions can be described in a single word ‘NO’. Though there are many organizations and people working in the upliftment of women and providing security, the security of women is not ensured properly. No one can give guarantee that women are totally safe in our society. Though there are strict laws and rules, there is no strict implementation of them. There are many people working in the upliftment of women, but they are not being able to be successful at all because of the less priority given by the patriarchal society in this matter.

So, the major cause of women violence can be taken as our patriarchal society which dominates women. Our society is responsible for all this violence. So, we, the members of this society must be awakened first. All the people in the society should be awared and informed about the importance of women in the society and effects of women violence in our society. The curriculum of the students should include the topics like women empowerment and they should be taught about its importance not only in theoretical manner but also in practical way. Similarly, women should be given equal priority in the society. They should be allowed to participate actively in family decisions as well as social activities. Likewise, the government and organizations must be active to work in this topic. Laws and rules should be created and even modified, if necessary. Not only that much, they should be implemented strictly from the ground level, i.e. individual level. Police should be active in such regions where there is much participation of women. There are many other steps that can be taken to minimize this severe disease of women violence which is destroying our society day by day.

But we should never forget that every thing takes time. Change needs time. So, we should never lose hope and we should have patience. We should always remember that nothing is impossible and be optimistic too. We are responsible people of the society, so we are the ones who can change the face of this society. And one day, the society will be better than we expect.

All the best everyone!

Jul 282012

Most of the patriarchal societies of the world have distinct roles and responsibilities for men and women. Our society considers freedom, boldness, determination, courage, rationality etc. as the masculine characteristics. On the other hand, the society considers sensitiveness, shyness and dependence on males as the attributes of the females. Thus, the role of the male plays in the society is that of a powerful, leading and forward person in each and every matter. Injustice and atrocities are still prevalent against the females of our society. The attitude of our society towards the female is still that of a subordinate of the men. As a result of it, the society expects woman to be the helper of men, caretaker of kitchen and children and is less important tasks.

Such tendency is being improved by the changes, brought by the development of science and technology in recent years. The women are becoming conscious. They are getting involved in the skill oriented trainings and income generating activities. They are getting organized in campaigns, which advocate against exploitation, injustice, inequality, legal discrimination and so on. They have raised their voice for the reproductive right, gender equality, and inequality in wages for the same task and so on.

The family cannot gain perfection and progress remains incomplete until the equality between men and women is attained in behavior. Regarding this fact, the society should take the gender equality into consideration. Many obstacles are encountered in maintaining balance in population growth. It is because of discrimination between male and female. In the attempts made to control gender inequality, the participation and responsibility of males and females should be equal. Such co-operation helps a lot to make quality of life by increasing the number of able and efficient manpower. Educated males and females are self-dependent. They have creative genius. They think and take decision rationally and in a creative manner. Thus, male and female have the equal role to make decision concerning population. Until there is a joint effort, population growth cannot be controlled. The responsible male and female not only understand the problems emerging due to the population growth but they also become ready to control such problems.

The children are motivated to go to school for education through the participation of women and men. If both men and women are educated, the tendency of the late marriage causes late birth of child, which controls the population. The creative and positive decisions made by educated men and women also improve the social status.

The children are grown up in loving environment by the responsible parents. Responsible parents become policy makers, leaders, exemplars, educators and inspirers to their children. Giving birth to children is not enough. It is the responsibility of parents to respond to the health and nutrition needs of their offspring. Every child has the right to balanced diet, adequate clothing, sufficient shelter, proper medical attention and all the basic physical requirements of a healthy and the splendid life.

Both men and women have a great role to maintain balance between production and population growth. If the balance between production and population is maintained, each member of the country becomes able to consume his/her rightful share of the means and resources of the nation. Nation becomes wealthy and prosperous. The responsibility and participation of men and women make the society educated. Education can be disseminated throughout the nation. If the status of society get improved, it helps to control the population growth.

The responsibility and participation of men and women play great role in fulfilling the social and economic needs like food, employment, education etc. Both men and women can make decision about the number of children they want to have. The participation of both man and woman is required in making decision about birth spacing by using various means of family planning. The responsibility of leading a family not only lies on make but the female members of the society are equally capable of doing so. Responsible males and females fully recognize their duties and responsibilities towards themselves, towards children and community. Responsible men and women want to have a family free from hunger and insecurity. They plan the number of children and they are capable of supporting and rearing to full maturity within their reasonable capacity. If there is equal participation of men and women in different affairs of the family, naturally they are able to become responsible men and women who can shoulder their responsibilities towards themselves, their spouse, children and their community without much difficulty.