Female oppression still exists in many of our societies today. This ranges from tacit male dominance in religion and philosophies to the brutal male oppression, for instance Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that is still carried out in some communities. Some case studies which we have included in this category would be China, India and Pakistan.
- By Religion: In Christianity
The same questions are asked in this article as with the Oppression of Females in Islam. Does the oppression come from the religion or society and culture? Or does oppression come from both?
- By Religion: In Islam
Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001, Islam and the Muslim world have been gruesomely portrayed by the media and even some governments around the world. Oppression of females immediately comes to one mind as well. In the context of Islam, even though both genders have different roles to play, both are still considered equal in status before God. So, where then does the root of female oppression come in the Muslim world?
- By Region: In China
China is an emerging economic superpower. As it modernises rapidly, we see better eradication of gender oppression and better equality for all. However, all parts of China are not progressing at a similar pace. Rural areas are not only lagging behind in terms of economic development, but also retain many of its unhealthy practices such as arranged marriage, foot binding and female infanticide.
- By Region: In Africa
African women are infamous for their sufferings. Rape, HIV/AIDs, domestic violence and genital mutilation are amongst the many problems which they face day-to-day. In this article, we will be exploring some issues which African women face.
- By Region: In India
With the second highest female mortality rate in the world, India is a significant country where women face oppression in society and at home. In this article, we will be looking at the many issues which women in India face till today. Some aspects which will be covered include the dowry, female infanticide, sati and women's inaccessibility to education and the workplace.
- By Region: In Pakistan
Pakistan's judicial system and society place so much importance on "honour" that a Pakistani's woman life revolves around it and depends on it. They dress for honour, live for honour and even die for honour. In this article, we will be discussing what this "honour" means to the women in Pakistan.
- By Region: In Iraq
Iraq has been making global headlines due to terrorism, war and its government etc. Female oppression in Iraq is not new business as well. Here, we will explore the factors which have contributed to the current oppression of women in Iraq. After which, the impact of oppression will be elaborated as well.
- By Region: In Saudi Arabia
Women in Saudi Arabia have no basic civil rights. They have no voting rights, legally are not allowed to testify in courts and certainly are not allowed to drive. These are but some obstacles which many women in Saudi Arabia face in the 21st century.
- Fighting Oppression
In this article, we elaborate on some of the possible ways in which people like ourselves can help to the lives of women better.