Why me?

Recently i was visiting town x in country A for a vacation since i have certain folks living there i had gone there for a nice pleasant vacation,a couple of days passed in the hot town x in a uneventful manner those usual evening when my uncle returned from work to our palatial house and would take us around for a drive our to some cozy place to eat or those occasional take-away,now  these take-away were taking place because our awesome cook Mrs Abcd was out attending a wedding,she cooked for ours as well as eight families to make ends meet, She cooked for us in the morning as well as in the evenings.she had two daughters.

One evening my maternal grand-mother receives a phone call from Mrs bereaved our cook.

Mrs Bereaved:”Ma’am i wont be able to make it for work tomorrow morning.”

my grandmother:”Why you were supposed to return today from the wedding and report for work tomorrow morning” and then instinctively asks if she was alright.

Mrs bereaved our cook broke down.

my grandmother:”What happened! tell me”

Mrs bereaved:”They killed her!”

my grandmother:”who killed whom,tell me clearly”

Mrs bereaved:”my daughter,they killed her.her husband and her mother in law killed her”she sobbed uncontrollably.

Mrs bereaved:”They locked the room,held her hands and feet then cut her vein in the wrist and pressed her neck and before doing that they had mixed poison in her food”

Mrs bereaved:”she’s dead,an autopsy is being conducted on her”

Mrs bereaved:”her twins are refusing to state anything against their father”

my grandmother:”wow i don’t have anything to say”she sighed

Mrs bereaved:”i will report to work as soon as i cremate my daughter”

my grandmother:”oh please!take your time”

Mrs Bereaved cremated her daughter and reported to work she did not even spend time mourning at home and reported for work to her eight duties afraid that one of her 8 employers might just cut her salary which she cannot afford,she did not FILE A POLICE COMPLAINT EVEN AFTER BEING PRODDED FOR DOING SO FOR DAYS,SHE STATED THAT WHEN EVEN THE VICTIMS CHILDREN WERE VOUCHING FOR THE KILLERS I.e THE HUSBAND AND THE MOTHER-IN-LAW.HOW WOULD SHE ALONE FIGHT FOR HER DAUGHTER AND ALSO THAT SHE WAS APPREHENSIVE OF THE APATHY OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.CURRENTLY SHE STILL IS BEING CONVINCED TO DO SOMETHING,HOPEFULLY SHE WILL TAKE THE FIRST STEP.WILL THE VICTIM AND MRS BEREAVED GET JUSTICE I DO NOT KNOW WILL THINGS CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY I DO NOT KNOW.

what do i know then?nothing.

The female cannot do a particular thing.

Human Rights

Human Rights (Photo credit: h de c)

WHY?

Why even in today’s times are there so many restrictions on a women,for all those sitting and telling your selves that only women in Asia and Africa and other developing areas of the world have issues regarding  various basic rights they are entitled to then think again,reports regarding violation of basic human rights available to all under the constitution have been violated when it comes to women have come from all over the world.Yes even though it might not be a regular phenomenon in the west,but it is not rare either.A pregnant waitress in a diner gets picked on by her manager on a regular basis for not waiting tables in a proper manner even though she is doing her job perfectly well and then blaming her pregnancy for it,a husband threatening his wife with divorce if she does not leave her job that she loves and  stay at home and cook food and only look after the children or if she earns a higher salary her husband insists that she take up a job where she earns less then him,though this might sound extreme but this does take place.Is it her fault she earns more than him?,and does it even matter who earns more?maybe it does.

Number of people per minute who experience intimate partner violence in the U.S alone is.: 24,so just imagine what the total worldwide intimate partner violence would be,even as I write and even as you read,some woman in some part of the world is getting brutally assaulted by the person she loves the most,I shouldn’t be writing a woman rather I should be writing women.

Only 37% of countries have achieved gender parity in secondary education.According to a UNICEF source currently 65 million girls worldwide are being denied the right to basic education.Take the case of the brave Mallala Yousafzai the brave 15 year old Pakistani girl who was shot at by the Taliban when she was on her way to school for advocating women’s right to education and openly speaking out against the Taliban for passing  an anti-girls education dictate.

Gender discrimination at work,sexual harassment,refusal to employ or the refusal to employ or discrimination of a woman on the basis of her looks, all of this must stop.Though in developed countries  there are various laws to prevent discrimination and violation of the basic fundamental rights of a woman and developing countries also following in pursuit of such laws,there is still plenty of scope for development of laws for the protection and welfare of women.

We must remember one thing clearly,for society to prosper there must be inclusive growth and not exclusive growth a particular section of the society cannot be excluded.Without a woman there would have been no life on earth.