There is almost universal recognition everywhere in Asia that the male and the female factors are essential and equal components fundamental to, any assertion of human dignity. The neglect of the female factor in the medieval and modern society has disturbed the balance and the harmony of modern Asian societies. The restoration of this balance and harmony by affirming the female factor is being acknowledged increasingly as essential to any social progress. This increasing emphasis on the female factor has drawn protest from more conservative sections of some societies who often try to mobilize masses to fight against it. The attacks on poets, writers and theologians who have written about women's role indicates this antagonism. However, the mass protest has also being counteracted by other mass protests. No human rights movement in Asia, would be perceived as genuine if it does not take a genuinely serious approach to the protection and promotion of rights of women as human rights. One may even state without exaggeration, that the key issue on human rights in Asia, at the moment is the issue of women's rights.