The Maldivian Woman: From Oppression to Empowerment!

14 Nov

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.


4 responses to “The Maldivian Woman: From Oppression to Empowerment!

  1. Sudu Hira Thi Sen

    January 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    who said women were oppressed in this country, please check the history of this place, if you come from Maldives, it’s only now that women are willingly offering themselves into enslavement, isn’t it?

  2. Shanu

    December 10, 2007 at 5:23 am

    hmm yes you are very right about the empowerment thing.. But Iv noticed another trend as well.. I think our soceity is on the verge of regression.. Iv met many girls/women who want to be treated as objects.. and who are ready to be subjugated! Its such a shame and it makes me furious.. Esp the way these women let this happen! hell some are happy being abused and denied their rights even..aargh!!

  3. Anonymous

    November 14, 2007 at 10:48 am

    this is an insult to the women in maldives. women not oppressed in this country. you ask any woman. women are powerful. these women are real objects. not the maldivian women. these not maldivian women.

  4. Abdulla Yasir

    November 14, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Are you suggesting that change in the use of women from objects to subjects is about empowerment?

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