The world would never had such beauty if the women were not created by the Almighty Allah, because a woman is called the first social institution for a child, a family and a nation. Despite of this fact, in every walk of life, women are being treated as if they are not part of this universe and they are suffering from loathsome condition. In Pakistan, most of the women are snubbed and they live a life falling victim to the challenges from the society in every aspect. Either in relationships like as of a mother or a daughter or a wife, a women is degraded and is not considered a human being with the very emotions and feelings that a male possess.
Recently, a report highlighted that in Pakistan 44 out of 1,000 teenage girls bear children and 35 percent of the total population of Pakistan is between the ages of 10 to 24, of which 2 million are 10 year-old girls. Most of the girls ageing 11 or 17 are forced to marry. After their marriage they leave school and face multiple challenges while initiating a new life with a whole new family and a stranger as a life partner. If we talk about the world where over half of the girls ageing 6 to 10 live in 48 countries with the worst gender inequality including Pakistan where women suffer from injustice but unfortunately our laws seem silent.
In Balochistan, mostly female students, quit their education after matriculation because of many reasons. In Balochistan where there are no facilities available for the females to study and live a comfortable life. Baloch females are only seem staying at home and doing household chores. A very few families are willing to send their women to big cities for gaining quality education.
In Balochistan there are plenty of girls who are love to study but unfortunately, they belong to poor
families and cannot afford going to cities for studying.
The women have always been in chains and still are. They face many problems while in Balochistan there is also a great number of female who have done their graduation. They are unlikely to get jobs and suffer from the worries of joblessness.
On the other hand, 16 million girls ageing 6 to 11, are unable to start schooling while 47,700 girls are married before the age of 18 every year. Among them, plenty of girls lose their precious lives during delivery due to their underage complexities. Women must get their rights to live and if they are educated, our country will progress in no time. As it is said that women are not only born to give birth to children, they have right to live as we do.
By Munaj Gul Baloch
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