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Women’s Day 2018, still far from truly being meaningful!

(Written by our team member Azma Kulsoom)

As you are aware, Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March is a reminder to acknowledge and respect the contribution of women in your life. It is to commemorate the contributions of women in social, political, economic, and cultural fields. Women’s Day 2018 has the theme of Press for Progress declared by UN. But, should we keep this whole concept limited to only one day? And what about the real situation women of the world face today. Are we really giving them what they deserve?

Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March is a reminder to acknowledge and respect the contribution of women in your life. It is to commemorate the contributions of women in social, political, economic, and cultural fields. Women’s Day 2018 has the theme of Press for Progress declared by UN. But, should we keep this whole concept limited to only one day? And what about the real situation women of the world face today. Are we really giving them what they deserve?

Celebrating a single day for the ones who nurture, care and loved you since before you were born isn’t fair. Every day, every breath is a gift of your mother who also came because of your grandmother. Undeterred helping through everything stand by you, beloved sisters. World hails to the love given by a wife or girlfriend. Your daughter is the one who believes in her superhero more than anyone could. Even if women show love by admiring how they feel protected along you, a woman was the first one who protected you for 9 months. Your female colleague at workplace is working at home and office. But, they still feel exploited in many ways, May be, that’s why someone called them double proletariat. After contributing selflessly to your life and working equally or more to propel their own, women suffer a lot of bias.

Even today after the paparazzi and brands earn their share commercialising a single day, endless women suffer. Sexual harassment at work place, lesser salary for equal work and abuse brew headlines for newspapers. Under the impression of modernisation and progress we all forget the real struggles of women. You talk of equality and hear criticism of feminism. The ones who believe in equality and consider feminism as giving undue rights to women are highly misguided.

Every working sector has significant female proportions. Every field has an exemplary women who proved that nothing is impossible for them. And, translation industry is mainly dominated by women workers. Still, rather than recognising such facts, there are people who are more bent on proving that how maternity leave is not right.

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