Role of Women in Society

Women are the integral part of society. As compare to men women plays an important role in the development of society. In Pakistan men plays a vital role and mostly women are still lives at home and take care of the family, in big cities of Pakistan like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad etc., women are well educated and playing a vital role in the development of society but in rural regions the women are dependent, even they don’t have a power to chose the decision of her own life. In rural areas of Pakistan people think that women education is not necessary and the responsibly of women is only to serve houses. Mostly women of rural areas are uneducated because their parent are also uneducated and the way of thinking is not wide, they think study is not right for women. The fewer families in rural areas also give the education to the girls but the people of villages criticize them.

Look at the developing Countries they are well settled and rapidly inventing new technologies it is just because They do not differentiate between girls and boys education. The women in development countries work same as boys and lead every field of education. The women work hard and they also serves houses as well as perform a professional job. The daily routine of development countries women and the Pakistan’s women are very different, Pakistani women spend whole day at home and the developing countries women spend a day at office and as well as at home.

Quaid-e-Azam said “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners”.

Patriarchal men say no to education for women. Not only this, many women are also denied the opportunity for job and earn livelihood. Their occupational choices are limited due to social and cultural constraints and inherent gender bias in the labour market. They also lack supportive facilities such as childcare, transport and accommodation in the formal sector of the labour market. Women’s labour power is considered inferior because of employer’s predetermined notion of women’s primary role as homemakers. As a result of discrimination, their role is low paid and leads to lack of potential upward mobility.

However, the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) strongly emphasized on education by saying that, “It is the prime duty of men and women to acquire education”.

Islam is a comprehensive religion that gives women a great importance. However, the narrow-minded and biased religious Ulemas have always misinterpreted it to serve their wicked purposes. It amounts to neglect the real soul of Islam that gives women equality in every sphere of life.
Women can play a greater role in the development of our nation. They have a great potential to lift our nation, which is rife with problems. God has bestowed them with all capabilities and their role in any sphere whether it is social, economic, political, cultural or educational cannot be ignored. We need to utilize their talent in right place and admit their stake in country’s progress.

Writer: Mehran