Monday, March 08, 2010

International Womens Day

Today is a significant date, which was etched in history to commemorate the establishment of the International Womens Day!

Eons have come to pass since then and changes although welcoming have not yet been indicative of the state that is desired.

Countless women across geographies continue to suffer the ravages of war and social injustice. Sexual violence against women is rampant in Congo, Senegal, Colombia and Pakistan, to name a few, that is. Elsewhere in places such as Darfur, living conditions, as a result of civil war and strife, are painfully abysmal!

Here in India, an ominously archaic social structure continues to prevail in many underdeveloped states where women folk continue to bear the brunt of a shamefully oppressive system!

Empowerment, self-help, education, etc are among the many buzzwords in print, which have not yet made significant in roads into dusty lands to effect the action that they have been supposed to evoke!

Simply put - how long before we learn better to take care of our women?

16 comments:

  1. Very well put.

    They surely deserve the freedom and the will to live as they want as we do.

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  2. I wonder if someone at home think on woman's day ....... LOL
    I tell nothing ;)
    In The Netherlands we only celebrate mothersday and that day I am spoiled by everyone....

    I will bring my mother flowers on woman's day :-)
    She deserve it !!!

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  3. wonder if today when the bill is passed for 33% reservation in our parliament for women is passed, it will be a step towards woman empowerment

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  4. The 33% reservation is just a number; until we agree from heart to give equal rights to women.

    You put this post simple worth rakesh. I think who are we to give when we take everything from women. Its all mind that we have to change the concept that caused by elders and ancestors that bind our brain and sense to see women under mans power.

    It so nice at least on this day we all think about women freedom and empowerment, but I wish it doesn’t stop here and we continue to bear this in mind.

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  5. Do we all need a special day like this ??? Then, when is transgenders day ????

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  6. More than celebrating a day what s required is respect for each other all through out the year.

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  7. Survivor

    Many thanks!

    Yes, they surely need their due!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  8. Anya

    Thats informative!

    Probably in Netherlands you don't need to worry abt women's empowerment!

    But in many other places, the story is very different!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  9. Magiceye

    And we already see the joke here in the parliament!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  10. Jeevan

    Thanks very much!

    Truly, equal opportunity is a world away!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  11. Vimmuuu

    The age old problem with us - have many days slotted in the calendar but work towards none!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. Rajesh

    Couldn't agree more!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  13. I think we need to let women take care of themselves. We just need not be a hurdle in the process, that itself would make a huge difference for them!

    Destination Infinity

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  14. DI

    I kinda agree with what you say! Maybe somethings are better best left the way they are!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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