The subject of this post is something that came to mind when I was travelling through Asia, by train (an experience I can recommend to everyone). It was a large trip through several countries, and aside from the beautiful sights I came across there were a few countries that had less pleasant sights of waste and garbage that was collected everywhere but in a professional waste disposal plant. At times it was so bad that the smell of rotten food penetrated the train, which is probably the moment that this subject was born.
You see, it’s one thing that governments refuse to regulate waste disposal and choose to have their garbage laying on the streets, but what really strikes me is that people apparently live in these circumstances without any trouble and nobody seems to care about the waste and stink around them. You would think that somebody would stand up and start an organizations to get rid of the garbage, but no, it’s a thing that is commonly ignored by the whole population.
It makes me proud and happy that I live in a country with regulated waste disposal, and after reading some of the best reviews we can all help and do our personal bit for a clean environment.
And as I was travelling plans came to mind to help sell and install disposals in peoples’ sinks, but then I realized this would not work. It’s just not in their culture. I have even witnessed people walking by bodies without a sign of disgust, the lack of hygiene is so deeply rooted in their society that an approach like this wouldn’t help.
In my opinion there’s just one solution, and that is the government. They should first help build awareness, and then deal with the problem as soon as possible.
As you can read in The succes of microloans, the fruits of these programs are now beginning to blossom.
The poor who were suffering greatly and were deprived off their basic human rights like food, shelter and clothing can now provide for themselves. Before, they were suffering from mal-nutrition and other vitamin deficiencies, the children in Africa were dying of hunger because their families couldn’t make both ends meet.
Of course, these things still happen, but microloans have given many families a better life. They now earn enough to afford three meals a day, cover their bodies with adequate clothing and shelter themselves under a roof.
These loans are issued to people who are in desperate need of money, those who were losing the race to survival. And what’s new, microloans are even given out to women who want to start small at-home industries and play their part in supporting the family.
Everybody can now start a business or make the already existing ones flourish. A farmer may use the money to buy new tools, a fruit vendor might use it to buy a permanent shop. In one way or the other, these loans are helping those in need, world wide.
As mentioned in my plaint on women rights in Asia the situation seems to be on a standstill for ages. However, I recently noticed that the conditions are improving in a few countries. In most countries women already earned the right to vote (as a result of a struggle which lasted ages!). But today, we also see women in important political positions, and that’s a major step forward.
However, the struggle is far from over yet. Women may have gained some rights, but they are still deprived from many others.
The government needs to take major steps to empower women. The dowry tradition leads to forced marriages, these forced marriages result in divorces, which leaves the single, helpless mothers to take care of their children. Worse still these women are shunned by the society and their own families.
This is why governments should provide financial aid for single mothers. This aid can be provided as microloans or through NGO’s, so women can work while staying at home and start their own small businesses.
Laws should be made to eradicate evils like domestic violence, forced marriages, polygamy and many others.
And to enhance the rights of women to inherit properties and other valuables, the already present laws should be implemented und fulfilled.
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Women around the world are helping in the development of their nation. In the progressed parts of the world women now have same rights as men. They work day and night tirelessly to help make their identities strong, which in turn makes their lives and by extension their nations strong. In the developed countries many initiatives are taken to empower women to help them build their identities as individual personalities so that they can be known by their own names. And so they are not condescended by their fathers, brothers, husbands or in some cases sons.
While women of the modern world are playing their parts in leading their nations to prosperity, women in Asian still remain enslaved and powerless. Totally dependent on the men of their tribes, they are still deprived off their basic human rights. They are at home moms, slaves, and this is not where it ends, they are subjected to violence and misbehaviour, they do not have any rights whatsoever. This is a major setback for countries such as India, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Pakistan and even China. A nation which doesn’t let half of its population to contribute towards its development, what hope does it have for any progress? Asian governments should pay attention to women rights. While gender discrimination is known to be a major issue in Africa, women in Asia are completely alienated from making important decisions as well.
And it’s time we do something about it.