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STORIES BY FEMINISM IN SOUTH ASIA

 

PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Bakhtawar Javed

The following is a collection of my latest and most meaningful writing projects. Each piece is unique in style and content and represents a distinct moment in my career. I hope you enjoy my work and I invite you to contact me with any questions.

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INVISIBLE WOMEN

The absence of women from politics, cost them their life, their dignity and inalienable human rights. For centuries male dominated politics have been scapegoating the rights of women to attain vested political and economic interests.

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UNDERSTANDING THE NEXUS BETWEEN CAPITALISM AND PATRIARCHY

The ramifications of exploitation of women by both capitalist interests and patriarchy can be seen at full throttle today. If we observe the happenings around closely, we find it is the capitalists who benefit the most from women’s exploitation. Women’s labor is cheap as compared to men. Women are not paid for the care work they do, and they raise the next generation of capitalists.

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MONIKA AND OUR BROKEN SOCIETY

The chilling case of the rape and murder of seven-year-old domestic worker Monika Larik in Khairpur, Sindh, reflects much of what is wrong with our society.

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IS JIRGA SYSTEM TRULY JUST?

How the Jirga System violates the basic rights of women in Pakistan...

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HOW TEXTBOOKS PROMOTE GENDER STEREOTYPES

It is imperative to understand that school textbooks are more than just important pieces of information supported by facts and figures. They hold transformative powers as they shape up the attitudes of children and development of cognitive abilities. Moreover, they play a vital role in indoctrinating a set of beliefs and values in children that would tailor their personality as an adult.

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ADVERTISEMENTS PROMOTING GENDER STEREOTYPES

The truth is that patriarchy has won. It succeeded in making women believe they are only good for household chores.

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TAKING CHILD'S INSECURITIES SERIOUSLY

Sahil’s 2018 report on child sexual abuse cases in Pakistan 2017 revealed shocking numbers. Around 3,445 children were reported to have been sexually abused, at least nine on daily basis. It is to be noted, that most of these cases go unreported due to various reasons.