Growth and development in the country will remain a dream till the time women are mainstreamed in the economy. This is possible only by providing them an enabling working environment and culture” FAO. As well as drawing on the development literature.
This 12 page overview reports findings from field research by this project as well as the ASLP Social Research project. Despite initiatives to improve the inclusion and status of women, discrimination against women remains a serious and entrenched problem in Pakistan. Women in rural areas suffer worse conditions than those in urban areas due to greater dominance of tribal, feudal and patriarchal traditions, as well as relative lack of employment opportunities, education and training facilities, and agricultural extension services.