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عورت کو غیرت کیوں نہیں آتی ؟


there is no honor in killing



عورت کو غیرت کیوں نہیں آتی !


غیرت کے نام پر صرف عورتیں ہی 

 قتل کیوں ہوتی ہیں؟   یہ سوال بار بار

 ایک کیڑے کی طرح میرے دماغ میں

 کلبلاتا رہتا ہے۔ میں اپنے آپ سے یہ 

سوال بار بار کرتی  ہوں مگر جواب ندارد۔کتابوں میں بھی ڈھونڈا، سیانوں سے بھی پوچھا، حکیم ڈاکٹروں سے بھی لیکن کوئی نتیجہ نہ نکلا۔ عورت کا معاملہ ہو تو ہر قسم کی غیرت صرف مردوں میں ہی جاگتے دیکھی، بھائی ہوں ، باپ ہوں یا شوہر نامدار سب کے سب با غیرت نکلے۔اور بے غیرتی صرف عورت کے حصے میں آئی ۔

 بُری عورت کی اصطلاح  نے بھی جنم لے لیا کیونکہ مرد تو بُرا ہوتا ہی نہیں۔گویا عورت اپنے ساتھ برائی لے کر پیدا 

ہوئی اور اس کی برائی میں کوئی شریک ِ کار نہیں کوئ سہولت کار نہیں وہ اکیلی ہی اپنے گناہوں کی ذمہ دار ٹھہری۔

یہ وہ واحد گناہ ہے کہ جس میں صرف ایک ہی فریق کو ذمہ دار اور گناہگار مانا  اور جانا جاتا ہے ۔ یہ تو معاملہ ہے 

معاشرے کی سطح پر۔

گھروں اور خاندانوں میں تو اس بُری عورت کو سزا دینے میں کوئی تاخیر نہیں کی جاتی اور دامے درمے سخنے اس کی 

مرمت ہوتی  ہی رہتی ہے۔ روز مرہ کی گالی گلوچ ، مار کُٹائی سے لے کرہر قسم کا تشدد اور قتل  سب جائز ہے کیونکہ

 مرد کو غیرت آتی ہے۔

آخر اس بے غیرت عورت کو غیرت کیوں نہیں آتی؟

علی شریعتی کہتے ہیں ’’ مجھے بڑا افسوس ہوتا ہے جب میں دیکھتا ہوں کہ کوئی عورت گناہ کرتی ہے مگر اُس کو چھپانے

 کیلئے داڑھی نہیں  رکھ سکتی ۔‘‘

خیر یہ تو ایک  حوالہ تھا اور  اس داڑھی سے  بھی مجھے کوئی غرض نہیں ، سمجھنے کی بات یہ ہے  مرد سب کچھ کرکے

  بھی مکھن سے بال کی طرح صاف نکل جاتا ہے اور پھنس جاتی ہے یہ بے وقوف عورت۔

بہن ہوکر بھائی کے خطوط خوشی سے اس کی محبوبہ کو پہنچاتی ہے۔ بیوی ہوکر خاوند کی بد کاریوں پر پردہ ڈالتی ہے اور 

طوائف ہو تو مردوں کی دل پشور ی کا سامان تو ہے ہی۔مگر مجال ہے جو ذرا سی بھی غیرت  آئے۔ اگر اس جگہ کوئی

 مرد ہوتا تو لاشیں گرا دیتا۔ غیرت مند جو ٹھہرا !

تازہ مثال  قندیل بلوچ کی ہے، سُنا ہے بہت ہی بُری  عورت تھی ، سارا  زمانہ جانتا تھا، سُنا ہے بڑی بے باک تھی کبھی

 اپنی برائی کو چھپایا بھی نہیں  ماں باپ  بھائی بہنوں کی  پوری ذمہ داری اٹھاتی تھی مگر بھائی کی غیرت اس وقت جاگی 

جب  اس کو  نشے کیلئے پیسے دینا بند کر دیئے۔ غیرت مند بھائی تھا برداشت نہ کرسکا اور اس  بُری عورت کو دنیا سے 

ہی اٹھا دیا۔کمال کردیا !

کاش ! ایک دن ایسا بھی آئے کہ کچھ عورتوں کو بھی غیرت آئے

شیخ چلی کا خواب صحیح، دیکھنے میں کیا حرج ہے!













  








Hijab Maroof Alvi a Young Female Entrepreneur

A Dreamer and a Doer




I feel  immense happiness and pride to write about this energetic talented young girl named

“Hijab Maroof Alvi.”
A Dreamer & A Doer.

Hijab  is a target-oriented and clear headed  young  girl who is adept in her domain. Especially her dedicated work on IT is what I like to quote. Her skills and capabilities, speak through her work. 

Hijab is a highly intelligent, perceptive young girl. She grew in learning, in character, in depth of understanding. Because of her positive disposition, her  reflective way of operating, and all of the character traits that make her so special, Hijab’ s questions never go unanswered, and her searches always bring her to exciting new discoveries. As a colleague, Hijab is outstanding, I have watched her grow, seen her talents and abilities not only in the workplace but outside its walls, when interacting with all types of people, as well. 

She has incredible creative energies and a refreshing idealism tempered only enough to accomplish what needs to be done. Her creativity knows no bounds. Sh
e is extremely dedicated to her work and has non-extinguishable amount of energy that she puts into her work. Always, in her work, she is consistent, dedicated and passionate, enthusiastic, cheerful, and a pleasure to work with. She is an initiator and always struggle to come up with new and innovative ideas that proves helpful for the society at large. I respect her, because she always came up with new ideas that can help people specially students.

As the founder of, TACO Services , she is providing  great technical services to the clients.  She said; “You’re Satisfaction – Our Destiny” and she mean it.  Where she has the company of The Catalyst, Muhammaed Azeem Akhtar, Visionary Taqi Rizvi and last but not the least The Analyst Naqi Rizvi  who help her  in  production and implementation of the plans.

TACO -The Amazing Creative Operations Services is a web designing company and IT Training Institute based on young and creative professionals who would create and provide you with the best solutions to your problems according to your requirements.

I highly recommend her for any position of work, leadership, education, or any other capacity in which she can spread her excitement and share her talents with others. 


I see a bright future, ahead of her and wish her best of luck, for everything in life.


Are you ready for the Change ??


I read an Article in Daily Dawn under the heading " Women in White "  found it really interesting , written by Ambreen Arshad ,  share here for my online friends.

Women in White 

Women in Pakistan Navy 



Seafarers have always been men, in all eras and cultures — be it as merchants, explorers, pirates or defenders. Is it the sea or the isolation at sea that makes it unwise for men and women to work in close proximity for days and months? Whatever it is, breaking the glass ceiling in the navy is not the done thing, except for a few countries, such as the US, where females are on board naval vessels working in different, traditionally male, domains.
Thus, understandably, women in Pakistan Navy have no combat roles to play. They are inducted in supporting roles in departments deemed more suitable for the fairer sex, such as education, medical, public relations, information technology, law and logistics. When inducted in the Short Service Commission course, they may not have the same career paths as their male counterparts but these ladies undergo the same kind of nine-month intensive training at the Naval Academy, which they undertake along with men. They are required to flex a few muscles while undergoing tough physical training that includes running, sprint, rope climbing, rope skipping, horse riding and swimming. Sailing and handling small arms are also part of their training now.
In addition, they also participate in practical leadership exercises, sports and co-curricular activities to further enhance their skills and strength, making them more suitable for playing their roles, though supporting ones, in the armed forces. Short Service Commission is of five years that can be extended/converted into permanent commission.
The first batch of females was inducted in August 1997, which comprised six females who specialised as pharmacists, dieticians, public relations officers and statisticians, while the latest batch of commissioned officers to pass out on June 30, 2013, had 10 women. But much before these women joined Pakistan Navy through proper induction in a course, many female officers have donned the white uniform whenever their services have been required, to be part of the traditionally more female-friendly corps — education and medical. The largest number of females in Pakistan Navy are inducted in the education department, followed by medical, where many are graduates of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
Women in Pakistan Navy have attained the ranks of captain (which is equivalent to the rank of a full colonel in the army) and most of the high-ranking officers are part of the medical corps. Cadet Beenish Zaidi, on receiving the Commandant Gold Medal when passing out from the Naval Academy, has proved that, like in the other branches of the armed forces, women have also stood out during their training period in the navy.
While recent years have shown much progress for women in the other two branches of the armed forces, with women proving their mettle as paratroopers and fighter pilots, they will not be taking to the sea in the foreseeable future as defenders of our sea frontiers. Keeping them safely on land, serving supporting roles and finding their own niche in clearly defined areas of work is all that the navy can promise its female officers.
But who can blame them for this discrimination? It isn’t that they don’t have faith in the capabilities of their female officers — they just don’t have faith in their male officers. (Isn’t this true of all males in our society, a feminist may ask!) Until male attitudes and views change — probably when hell freezes over — this cannot change.

First Women's Rights Activist in Asia

Ms. Fatima Jinnah

Ms. Fatima Jinnah

First Women's Rights Activist in Asia


Tall , lean , decent, sophisticated , a very well dressed white hair lady's very first introduction is , the sister of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.

She is Fatima Jinnah , a dental surgeon, biographer, states woman, and one of the founding leaders of  state of Pakistan, but here I want to point out her role as a women right activist. 


She was the first woman in Asia who found an exclusive female student association , " Women Students Federation " in 1941.   Fatima Jinnah also played a pivotal role in civil rights and introduced the women's rights movement in the Pakistan Movement. She founded the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) after independence   which to date is functioning as Asia's top institution to serve and protect women's rights.


She herself became a role model not only for the Muslims women of South Asia, but for
the women of whole Asian society. she worked for the promotion of women’s rights and privileges in Pakistan under very difficult circumstances.
She is the name of wisdom and sacrifice and social service. she left all the riches and comfort of her life as well as her career as a surgeon, remaining unmarried and dedicated her life to serving the Pakistan and its people specially the women of Pakistan. 


We are all proud of Miss Fatima Jinnah. May Allah bless her soul.



Paying tribute to his sister, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah once said, "My sister was like a bright ray of light and hope whenever I came back home and met her. Anxieties would have been much greater and my health much worse, but for the restraint imposed by her"

Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Fatima Jinnah

Women Empowerment in Pakistan


 



 

Women Empowerment in Pakistan

on its way...........



 

Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said, " “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.” well its a very well self explanatory quote, Jinnah said in 1947, a hot topic for discussion and most needed action of these days around the globe. 
Pakistani women gradually get confidence
 

Women's situation in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the women have no contribution in most activities or decision making, and this can be seen as a major obstacle towards development. And women’s participation in civil and social activities, and their contribution on a national and international level, is necessary in order to  progress gender equality and reduce gender disparities, thus steering the country towards development. Furthermore, there is no doubt that without women’s participation, a country is unable to achieve success in matters relating to politics, sports, and the economy etc.

Women possess equal rights, as much as men do in progressing development –  be at home, or in formal or informal environments, women are taking their responsibilities seriously, and in a sincere and committed way.

 The women make more than half the population of the country, but sadly they are not treated well. Struggle from different non governmental organizations and some courageous women of the country to make a change in their lives showing a ray of hope to every female. Domestic violence is one the harsh realities of a Pakistani women. Activists who work for women cause say that many women remain in violent relationships because they believe they must obey their husbands and that divorce is a shame. Majority of the women population has same thoughts because of lack of education. One third of women in Pakistan are uneducated and have very little concept about making their own choices. 

 According to a report of NGO White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) Pakistani women are subject to increasing abuse. Increased cases of violence are being reported each year in Pakistan. According to the report: “sexual harassment at the workplace, abuse, beating, and rape were some of the forms of violence against women.”

Misconception about women empowerment

 In general, few people have misconception that women empowerment and gender equality is a foreign agenda, people also think that women empowerment will destroy their society set up and women will not obey their husbands or their family,   but its only misconception women all over the world have been facing challenges and gender inequalities since the beginnings of history.


According to Quran and Hadith

Quran and the Hadith  both also emphasize on the protection of the rights of women, including the rights of education, worship, freedom of opinion, choice of spouse, economic freedom and social role.


So what should we do ? 

 Pakistan government has taken many measures to enhance the participation of women in economic sphere but instead of all this, there is a terrible need to upgrade the status of women in society and it is only possible through giving them protection legally and mentally. She should be given access and control over resources. An effective mechanism should be institutionalized to enable the women in decision making at all levels. Subject of gender studies should be introduced from secondary level in the course curriculum, provision of women friendly infrastructure and environment at workplace, research and documentation on the achievements of women and launching of awareness raising campaigns among citizens on gender and development.

Pakistani women can achieve their goal by joining hands together and motivating each other. Educate women which will ensure awareness of what is happening to women around the world today is an essential step towards improving their situation. It is a surprising fact that women are made to do some of the things simply because of the fact that they are women. No one can change the world by themselves, but many people doing a little can make a real difference in the society.



Women and Men Need to Pull Together and Unite Forces:

A famous  Pakistani saying :
“A man and a woman are like two wheels of a cart. The cart can move fast and safely when both of them are pulling the cart in the same direction, and with equal strength, but if one of the wheels is damage, nothing will be possible.”

Bottom Line

 No developing country or society can afford to ignore the role of a woman, if it desires progress.

Click here to watch a video about women empowerment in Pakistan.

Readers, need your feedback and your views about the issue.





 

Violence against women rise in Pakistan.



Violence against women rise in Pakistan.

violence against women raise in Pakistan

 In 2011 Violence against women in Pakistan has been increased 6.74 per cent as compared to 2010. 

A newly issued report of Aurat Foundation (AF) a leading women’s rights organization. Says that , “8539 different incidents of violence occurred against women in different parts of Pakistan which shows 6.74 per cent increase in violence against women in 2011 as compared to 2010.”
The report says the number of violence against women remained high in Punjab where 6188 cases of violence against women have been registered, 1316 in Sindh, 694 in Kyber Pakhtunkhowa (KPK) and 193 in Balochistan. “322 women were killed in the name of honour in Punjab, 266 in Sindh, 86 in Balochistan and 30 cases were surfaced  in KPK in 2011” the report added. According to the report the number of reported cases of rape and gang rape are 827 and 734 have been reported in Punjab. for more click here

In Pakistan the total population is 180million, amongst which women make 51% of the whole population. There have been 2nd class citizenship given to women. The laws against domestic violence is not executed at all. In the year 2011 more than 8,000 cases of offenses against women were reported in media. The unreported are still beneath the attention of laws.

At any day, pick a news paper, you will find a report about violence of any kind against women.

What are the forms of violence against women?  

In Pakistan, in addition to the obvious brutalities to victimize females such as the physical and psychological violence, gross injustice like lack of independence to women in their personal choices and the absence of fair opportunities in life  exists as well.   In most cases, society and culture work hand in hand against the common Pakistani woman. Below are some examples:

2. Pakistani women denied right to work late.

  • This all happens in our society because we live in a society where  men were and are still considered to be the bread-winner.
  • Parents pampering the boy child and discriminating the girl child which gives a superiority complex to most typical males in our society.
  • Illiteracy and extremism is a big cause.
  • Forced marriages are still a form of torture prevalent throughout the country.  

 The United Nations estimates that nearly 70 per cent of women in the world suffer from some form of violence during their lifetime; in Pakistan perhaps the percentage is even higher. for more click here. The bottom line is violence prevails because we allow  it to.

The time has come that we should take a stand and try to stop all kinds of violence against women in our own households and the women who work outside their homes.

Watch this video..... think!!!!
 I hope you will do your part and will rise at least your voice against the Violence. you can register your voice by commenting on this blog.....Speak up!!!!!




Sharm un ko Magar naheen Ateee.........

Sharm un ko Magar naheen Ateee.........

(Still need to work hard to achieve the require results)


A ruckus was created in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday when Unification Bloc leader Sheikh Alauddin passed vulgar remarks against women MPAs in the opposition, 

women assembly member fighting 

Women Parliament members walk out from assembly

  I was not shocked when i read this news and watch it on TV, because i knew that although these people

 ( men ) are sitting in the most respectable place of the country, but I don't forget that these people are representing our common people, and the majority of our common people still not ready to give the right place to the women and don't want to accept the reality that women also have the rights as well as they have.

 http://goo.gl/2tHLP



Female MPAs throw shoes at belligerent Sheikh Alauddin








A Pakistani Working Woman.

My Maid " Amma Sughra"

A Pakistani Working Woman.

Amma Sughra, a  working woman


Today, is the day of completion of 10 years of the association of my  maid " Amma Sughra" with me and my family.  A great lady.... possessed so many qualities like , honesty, hardworking, loyalty, caring, etc etc....she gave me not only the helping hand to run my home in a proper way but the most important thing is her companionship which has been the most precious thing for me during the past years. When ever I need her she always said  " yes" and stand beside me. I always think about it.... that what is the difference between her and me if I am a working woman, she is too. we both working but she bore hardships of life more than me. she was not only earn her bread and butter, but had to support her husband (financially) who was in jail facing an accidental murder trial .

But despite of all these  hardships of life I always found her full of energy and hope for a better tomorrow.
She is a role model for women like me who always fell into depression and always being under stress.

Thank you Amma Sughra" you are a true inspiration for me.


What is the real meaning of a ' Woman '

Woman

What is the real meaning of  a ' Woman '
Woman


According to Wikipedia  the term woman is used to identify a female human regardless of age.  we usually use different words for a woman like, girl , lady, mother, wife, daughter, widow, maid  etc. etc. All these terms seemed to be different but In fact represent the one soul which is called " woman " universally. Almost all the women around the world facing the same problems without any differentiation of  country, religion or race.

some major problems are:

  • Lack of  Progress
  • Work more than man but are paid less
  • Gender Discrimination throughout a lifetime.
  • Feminization of Poverty.
  • Reproductive rights and population issues
  • The double dividend of gender equality
  •  Women and climate change
  •  Women and the media
  • Violence
  •  Health

For more information on women’s rights in general, see
Women’s Rights News Headlines

Although these are really big big issues.... all over the world people work on it, NGOs, different feminist organizations, feminist activists trying hard to resolve these major issues, but what I think if a woman realize her worth and try to do something for her no matter how small that deed would be...it will give her a big reward.


I  am really hope full about it.
will right something more in my next blog.

thanks.


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Fahmina Arshad is Blogger, Social Media Activist, Women Rights activist, women rights defender, feminist, women issues advisor and ambitious to work for Women Growth in Pakistan.

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