The gender discrimination is another very important factor in the decline of Pakistan as male are being given priority over females in this country, where females are more in number. Education for women and girls is a human right, enshrined in international law, but 796 adults are illiterate and two third of them are women.
A strong education system with the principle of non-discrimination is vital to redress gender injustice in society. Education policy and practice must ensure equality of experience for both sexes. Education for women and girls must be available, acceptable and adaptable. 6 in 10 women cannot read this para just because of lack of education. Some parents think that it’s totally useless to give education to their daughter or it’s a waste of money whereas they make their son educated so he could provide shelter to them.
This backward thinking should be changed. There should be equality. Equal opportunity should be given to both males and females. The rules and regulations of Islam should not be overruled. This is not only in education it happening as well as in the work places. Gender discrimination in the workplace is against the law. However, there are still obstacles in many firms which prevent women from achieving the promotion that their talent and qualification deserve.
Others see it as evidence that many men are resistant to change and are still chauvinist at heart, while some may feel that failure to promote women to top jobs is a result of feelings of insecurity in the men who are making the appointments. Perhaps they are afraid of letting women become too powerful. Women and girls have right to get education or a good employment. It’s time to make it right for women and girls. —Via email