Looking out of the box!

© Humayun Rizwan

Looking out of the box!

Uploaded: September 03, 2005


Empowerment of women involves economic opportunity, social equality, and personal rights. Women in our rural society are deprived of these human rights, often as a matter of tradition. They are generally not perceived to have any meaningful income generation capacity and are relegated mainly to household duties and cheap labor. Without the power to work and earn a good income, their voices are silenced. Even in matters of sex and child bearing, women often do not have the ability to oppose the wishes of their men.
In a society where men control the destiny of women, this particular young woman seemed to have the vision of a better future. And to me, at least, her determined look says a lot! You can see few of her forced duties “behind” her… a dried up well, a bucket to fetch water and wash cloths, a box to put cloths in, and some utensils to wash! She’s looking ahead… in the direction of light… and “out of the box”, as if contemplating freedom from this abuse!


Sandra Freyler November 15, 2005

Wonderful capture! Beautiful image! #344721

Humayun Rizwan November 15, 2005

Thanks Sandra.. I'm glad u liked it :-) #2081589

Kerby Pfrangle August 23, 2006

This image really makes one stop and think of the freedoms we have especially as women.

This is a wonderful image and your explaination gives us alot to think about.

Thank you.

Kerby #3201945

Marijana Fajgl August 23, 2006

Humayun, this is a wonderful image with a wonderful message. Life of many women (and men) is cruel. People think that problems don´t exist if we don´t talk about them. Thank you for your words! #3203009

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 24, 2006

Thank you for sharing this superb image with us Humayun, and especially for sharing your thoughts!! Most in the developed free world give little thought as to just how blessed they really are!! I thank God daily for my life and my freedoms. Freedom isn't free and I also thank God for those that paid for mine!! Very well done!! <>< #3210709

Daniel Diaz August 25, 2006

Beautiful photo and very powerful message Humayan, I applaud you!!! #3213921

Paula Showen August 27, 2006

This is an extremely touching image and story! You have succeeded in emoting your viewer and touching our souls. Well done, Humayun! This is outstanding. #3229350

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