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.