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Women empowerment in pakistan


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Role of Benazir Bhutto in Women Liberation in Pakistan

Role of Benazir Bhutto in Women Liberation in Pakistan

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  • 1. Dr. SAIM Ali SoomroDeputy Director .(NISE).DSAS
  • 2. Areas of Intervention/initiatives
  • 3. Areas of Intervention/initiatives1. The Constitution of Islamic republic of Pakistan(1973)ensures fundamental rights to all citizenswith out any discrimination of caste, creed, sex &religion.2. Gender mainstreaming is essential for progress & prosperity.nearly half of Pakistan’s population is women, yet theirparticipation is below the desirable in the process ofdevelopment ,socio-cultural traditions reinforced by lack ofaccess to opportunity and resources relegate majority of thewomen to traditional roles. Moreover in market oriebtatedeconomic activities, although their contribution issubstantial (agriculture) but largely it remains undervaluedand un appreciated.
  • 4. • Women’s enterprises are often invisible segments of differentmarkets and are not, therefore, recognized, counted orvalued. For instance, many rural women engaged pre and postharvest processing which remains undercounted & undervalued. Hence women’s contribution to both house hold &national economies remains unqualified.• There is 10%quota of employment reserved for women inpublic private sector organizations, currewntly its less than5%. Most of the women are employed in Ministries ofhealth, Education, population welfare & Social welfare. Inpublic sector a small % of women are occupying high profilepositions, Labour force participation rates of women inPakistan is on increase from 13.7 in 200-2001 to 16.80% in2004-2005. By occupation women are still under representedat senior, legislative & managerial levels. The govt. has alsofixed 10% quota for women Superior civil Services.
  • 5. Vision• To Make Pakistan a country wherewomen enjoy equal rights & respect, thesame level of decision making authorityand equal mobility and protection underlaw as their male counter parts.
  • 6. AIM• To promote women’s access to the to theeconomical, political and social empowermentat National, Provincial and district levels.• Government of Pakistan is fully sensitive to safeguardwomen’s rights and is engaged in taking steps tobring a positive change in the lives of ABOUT 80MILLION Pakistani women and girls in order toaccord them a status they deserve, in conformitywith the teaching of Islam & the constitution ofIslamic republic of PAKISTAN.
  • 7. Thank you..