Kashmir Age

The dark picture of a woman

The dark picture of a woman
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By Sheikh Nosheen

Woman is a mirror of society and a true reflection of a developed nation. If we have to understand the concept of most civilized an developed nation in the world, obviously, one should try to learn the concept of women-empowerment and development.

The change in demography, climate, fashion and economic development is only a trend, but still woman is standing very far away from it. India is a nation knows for its national integration and communal harmony, but somehow it lacks its acute implementation amount the minds of people. Travelling to the platform of, 21st century, where world is gearing for 50-50 slogan, man is equal to women (Men=women) is all respects, but frankly speaking woman is still travelling through dark passage of time.

Rape, Molestation, Domestic-violence and eve-teasing are the permanent diseases in our society, dominated by male phenomena. Every day, we go through newspapers or online media, somewhere a daughter  or a woman is being victimized by the customs present in our male-dominated society.

In Jammu and Kashmir State, 4051, cases have been registered only about domestic vileness’s and still we are celebrating international woman’s Day. It is by luck or chance, our state is being headed by the woman chief Minister, but still a woman has to face so many troubles in society, because woman has been taken for granted an object by this society. We have state women commission, in Jammu and Kashmir State, but the sorry fate is that still most of our villages couldn’t access the information by his commission. A woman sis still living in a threat of civil action, to approach to police station for writing or registering a complaint, as most of women are no techno-savvy.
The so called Swach-Bharat-Mission is wandering for its proper implementation; women in villages have to wait for night-hours, to answer the nature’s call. Girls in huge numbers are unaware about the cycles taking place in their health system. It is only Government,. Who have come to forward for creating a general awareness for women empowerment and livelihood and put an end to the dark picture of a woman.

If woman would be projected for development and a respect tag would be implemented for womanhood, state will do majestic development in all its spheres. In election manifesto, it should be vested clearly, about the development of woman sector. The states Government have to come up with women-Responsive takes force, to redress the issues related to eve-teasing, molestation, and cyber crime against woman.



Moreover, my survey has projected that a woman has to suffer most, if she loses her husband or son. She has to go through the trauma. No one, except her can understand the pain. I travelled across the village of Jammu and Kashmir state through a project on women-empowerment. At every juncture, what I find pain, agony domestic-valance and pressure of house-hold . Woman has to travel kilometers to fetch the water for drinking and eating purpose,. Mostly women are ignorant has to travel kilometer to fetch the water for drinking and eating purpose. Mostly women are ignorant about their health-care and its related issues.

No doubt, we have women in top government posts and corporate lobbies the fate of a woman is still travelling in a river, under dark shadow. The state policies have to draft and implement for proper empowerment of woman in our society. It is the duty of men to support woman causes in every village and change their thinking against woman. The gender violence should be stopped now. As Parliament passed the maternity bill for the support of woman and a baby, Government should come up with the measured for the support of woman living rural villages of India, especially in Jammu and Kashmir stat. Woman has to rise and come over from the dark corridor towards the road of respect empowerment and Dignity. If this goal is achieved, then no one stops this woman from the goal of social-empowerment and Envelopment.

I have witness social-injustice from the childhood, I lost all my near and dear ones and My-story teller Grandmother, is in my mind and hear. The pain I am travelling through is all because of being of woman

(The writer is woman-Executive Coordinator To CEEO India, and running women-empowerment centered across rural villages of Jammu and Kashmir state and ins currently enrolled  with Department of Human-Behavior Harvard Extension School.)

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