Women Are Not Property, But Property Owners
On Occasion of the International Women’s Day (8th March), a One-day Youth Session Was Held in Paktia Province.
On 20 March, Afghan Women’s Educational Center arranged youth session on “Women Are Not Property, But Property Owners” on occasion on International Women’s Day celebration.The session, which was attended by civic activists, journalists, university students, the staff of different institutions, and other women, began by reciting several verses of the Holy Quran. After discussion some terms relevant to the topic, the participants were informed about the 8th March and the significance of celebrating this day.
After the initial brainstorming discussion, the participants were divided into groups to discuss the topic in a group manner and all had their share. In the first group work, all participants discussed the same topics: the adverse consequences of women’s property creation to the women themselves and society, the causes, the cultural terms that characterize women as property, ways to solve and prevent this problem; And the commitment of the group participants to tackle the problem in their homes, villages, and communities.
During the first group work, the focus was on how to prevent the ownership of women as property and protect them from being owned. After the first group work’s presentations, participants were divided into groups for the second group work to discuss how women could seek ownership of property on their own and how to utilize the opportunities to fight against the existing challenges.
The main themes of discussion in the second group work were: challenges to women’s property ownership, opportunities for women to fight against the challenges to own properties, responsibilities of influential community groups in eliminating this evil custom and make women as owners of properties, ways to overcome this problem, and group members’ personal commitment to fight against this problem.
Finally, virtually all the participants wrote down their promises to overcome this problem in the charts that each one will tackle the problem and try to get the women to own their properties.