I have a lot of sympathy for the cause of women in Sindh Pakistan, as well
as the fight of progressive and conservation minded people anywhere in the
world and especially in the developping world. However, I think as a
general rule, that the ACN-line should be reserved for information related
to aquatic species and ecosystems. Otherwie the line will be swamped by
information which is of no direct interest to most of its subscribers.
Hope you understand my point which is in no way hostile.
Patrick de Rham
> De : winner white <fod346 at hotmail.com>
> A : fod346 at hotmail.com
> Objet : [acn-l] Sindhi Women, problems and destiny
> Date : jeudi, 13. mai 1999 16:57
> WORKSHOP on Sindhi Women, problems and destiny.
> A workshop on “Sindhi Women, problems and destiny” was held in
Hyderabad Sindh (Area of Sindh Province:140914 sq. k.m. Pop:Over 45
Millions)Pakistan on March 26th . The workshop was jointly organized by
monthly Subuh Theendo magazine, Oxfam and Sindh Research Council (SRC). It
was attended by the following participants:
> 1-Dr. Mrs. Mumtaz Bhutto (Professor of history)
> 2- Saher Imdad (poetess)
> 3-Prof. Saeeda Bashir (writer),
> 4-Zahida Thebo (writer and WORD activist)
> 5-Mrs. Nazeer Qureshi (Sindhiani Tahreek)
> 6- Khurshid Shah (Social worker)
> 7-Fahmida Qureshi (Qoumi Sath org)
> 8-Hidayet Narejo (Oxfam)
> 9-Ayaz Latif Palijo(SRC)
> 10- Shahzadi Tunio(Oxfam)
> 11-Humaira Hashmi(Oxfam)
> 12-Shahnaz Sheedi (social worker)
> 13-Sughra Shaikh (Incharge Darulaman)
> 14-Jivan Das (Oxfam)
> 15-Sakeena Bhatti (social worker) 16-Abid Shah (Oxfam)
> 17-Tahira Pirah Sindhi (Journalist) & others.
> The workshop unanimously adopted the following resolutions:
> 1-Informal education should be arranged for girls and women.
> 2-Only women should be employed as teachers in primary education.
> 3-Lady teachers should be employed and posted in their own villages.
> 4-Formal coordination should be improved between political parties, NGOs,
writers and media on women issues.
> 5- Political and non-governmental organizations working on women issues
should be made accountable.
> 6-Registration process for women organizations should be made easy and
> 7-A National Trust should be established for widows and handicapped
> 8-Coeducation should be adopted in Sindh’s primary and secondary educ.
> 9-Women should be given equal status in political parties.
> 10-Women should be made aware of political rights and injustices along
with social and economical rights and injustices.
> 11-Voice should be raised on women’s issues through newspapers, magazines
and electronic media.
> 12-Media should not glamorize women issues and atrocities made to them.
> 13-NGOs and political parties should establish free legal-aid committees
at the district level.
> 14-Laws regarding marriage, nikah, divorce, rape and child custody should
be translated into Sindhi and made available for women.
> 15-Strict laws should be enforced against KARO KARI and murderers of
women should be provided death penalty.
> 16-A quota for women should be introduced in public as well as private
> 17-Adequate women representation should be made essential for national as
well as provincial assemblies, technocracy and policy-making institutes.
> 18-Working women hostels and Darulamans should be established at the
> 19-Women with minor children whose husbands have died or have become
handicapped should be provided monthly living allowance.
> 20-Legislation should be made that if an unemployed woman does not marry
after getting divorce her ex husband should provide her monthly living
> 21-Small loans for business should be given to women.
> 22-Health centers , hospitals and schools should be established in remote
and ignored areas of Sindh like Thar, Kacho, Kohistan and Nara and coastal
and riverine areas.
> 22-Women employees should be posted in their native/residential areas.
> (Report By Ayaz Latif Palijo, published in monthly Subuh Theendo)
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