Afghan men now see women as a challenge, says Farkhanda Zahra Naderi

2013-12-28 02:36:45 | Al Muslim News
Afghan men now see women as a challenge, says Farkhanda Zahra Naderi

 

Member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi has unveiled a few myths about the oppressed Afghan women. Speaking to a meeting organized by Asia Society, Farkhanda Zahra Naderi said that women were venturing out of the houses despite being war in the country. She said, in fact, the focus on women’s rights had changed the Afghan women to the extent that men, used to decades of superiority, were seeing them as a challenge. She said, men wouldn’t take women seriously. Now, they feared women’s empowerment so much that they got together in July to decrease the 25 per cent quota for women in Parliament, guaranteed by the 2004 Constitution. We forgot that the struggle for empowerment has to be done with men. Otherwise there won’t be any common language in families between men and women. Creating borders between the sexes results in more violence in the family and in the community. We have to get more men in our fight. In Parliament too, we have to get them to raise women’s issues, Naderi said..

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