Women's problems persist despite legal protection: speaker

DUBAI — The rights of women are protected legally in most of the countries in the world, but in reality the problems of women remain unsolved, says B. K. Jayanti, Director of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and a renowned international speaker.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 14 Jan 2006, 9:46 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:56 PM

According to Jayanti, the problems of human beings start from not realising the self.

"We are living in a highly commercialised and materialistic world in which everything is a 'product'. To find the peace people should look in to their self and start to work from inside," she said, adding that the only answer to solve the different problems of people living across the world is to select a spiritual way.

"All the religions teach the same values. But people are not realising it and they use religion as a tool to preserve their personal interests. The world has lost the way to live with values. When people realise it, the problems will be solved," she said.

She pointed out that Islam is a religion, which teaches complete surrender to God and living with love. "I have great respect for this religion but it seems that some people do not realise the great message it gives," she said.

During the last 35 years, Jayanti has travelled widely as a speaker, broadcaster and emissary for peace. As director of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, she is playing a pivotal role in assisting the co-ordination of university activities in over 90 countries. She has co-ordinated several projects in connection with women, development, the environment and the youth.

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