We asked them about their struggles, where they derive their strength from, and what challenges they face. A society where women are no longer economically dependent on men, are aware of their rights and remain unharmed from domestic and social violence. Where do you get your power and strength from? At the Mother Camp of Mother Trust Organization MTO , I see scores of men undone by drug addiction, who have lost everything but still have the courage to better themselves. I draw strength from that resilience every day.
South Asian Women Caught Between Tradition and Modernity | Voice of America - English
Despite great linguistic and cultural diversity, the region is characterized by the relatively favorable position of women in comparison with neighboring East or South Asia. Over time, however, the rise of centralized states and the spread of imported philosophies and religions Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity increasingly privileged males and stressed female subordination. Although such influences were most noticeable among the elite, the strength of local traditions was always a moderating force. By the s the entire region except for Siam Thailand was under European control. In some areas women were recruited as cheap wage labor on plantations tea, sugar, tobacco, rubber and in processing factories.
South Asian Women and Marriage: Experiences of a Cultural Script
Abstract Background Diabetes in pregnancy is common in South Asians, especially those from low-income backgrounds, and leads to short-term morbidity and longer-term metabolic programming in mother and offspring. We sought to understand the multiple influences on behaviour hence risks to metabolic health of South Asian mothers and their unborn child, theorise how these influences interact and build over time, and inform the design of culturally congruent, multi-level interventions. Methods Our sample for this qualitative study was 45 women of Bangladeshi, Indian, Sri Lankan, or Pakistani origin aged 21—45 years with a history of diabetes in pregnancy, recruited from diabetes and antenatal services in two deprived London boroughs.
Yet the region? March suggests the success of women leaders in India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries may be related to their family lineage. Gender Indicators in South Asia Shikha Bhatnagar, Associate Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council agrees, saying leaders like the late Pakistani politician, Benazir Bhutto, former Indian prime minister, Indira Ghandi, and the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, are all connected to powerful men and powerful families, which may have helped push them to leadership roles. India, the world's largest democracy and a globalization hub, trails many of its South Asian neighboring in women's political representation, literacy and labor participation. The price of marriage Brandeis University's Harleen Singh, Professor of South Asian Literature, and Women and Gender Studies, says part of the problem is that South Asia women symbolize both a cherished culture and the fear of losing traditional patriarchal controls to modernization.