Miadhu News reports that, “President’s Member to People’s Malis, Diyana Saeed has said that she will not say no to the position of Deputy Home Minister, if offered. Diyana made the comment to Miadhu regarding the talks floating around town that Dhiyana will be appointed to the now vacant Deputy Home Minister’s position soon.” Read the full article here.
It is very interesting to note that the New Maldives that has been evolving during the last four years is indeed not just a man’s world. Women have made their mark and have compelled themselves to be recognized as equal partners in the decision making spheres of the nation. This is so apparent in the news headliners in Azima and Dhiyana recently.
The challenge however still remains. Empowered women are only a handful and the oppression of women will takes years to overcome. The impressive thing is that, the end of women oppression (culturally) has begun to be challenged. There is hope, that portrayal and use of women as objects can come to end.
The next step in my opinion should be to set a date for the abolition of the so called “Women Committees” that are actually instruments of society that ensure and sustain the oppression of women.