Status of Women in Pakistan: A Situation Analysis
Author(s) : Beenish Ijaz Butt, Dr. Amir Zada Asad
Women status is a scorching issue in the underdeveloped countries, like Pakistan, for last six decades. This article is a descriptive review of women status in Pakistan. In this article, the situation of women in Pakistan with regard to their poor health conditions, educational status, economic conditions, and violence against them will be discussed. The role and the situation for women in a customary society of Pakistan include a great suffering. They suffer not only due to cultural constraints prevailing in the country, but also due to the government’s unwillingness to uplift women's status. Even being a signatory to different international commitments and having national policies to ensure gender equality, the domestic policies are still unable to protect women from violence in Pakistan. There is a discernible gap between the policy making in the country and their implementation mechanism, resulting in the poor status of women in the country.