No society can attain advancement and prosperity until the women in that society are given their rights. International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's, a time of immense development and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw blooming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Immense disturbances and critical debate was occurring amongst women while their oppression and disparity was spurring them to turn into more energetic campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, improved pay and voting rights.

Women hold an important place within any society, so it is significant that their rights are appropriately delivered. In Pakistan, women are still facing different problems; they confront challenges in their everyday lives. This is despite the fact that our religion Islam gives them significant importance and rights. Our constitution also emphasizes on the proper deliverance of women rights, so that they can be properly streamlined. Unfortunately, it has been observed that women in Pakistan are being subjected to violence, unemployment, etc. Steps on a war-footing are needed to boost their stature in society.

MUHAMMAD UZAIR NIAZI,

Mianwali, March 7.