Gender inequality: A stumbling block in Pakistan’s socio-economic development
Keywords:Rights, Gender equality, Pakistan, Decision making, Socio-economic development
Even though the modern world has made great strides, women still struggle to obtain and exercise their most fundamental rights specially in developing nations like Pakistan. The gender gap has grown due to patriarchal and misogynistic culture as well as a lack of women’s empowerment. Pakistan consistently scores low on international gender equality rankings despite having a constitution that provides equal social, economic, and political rights directly effecting GDP growth. In light of the current condition of state, inclusivity is a principle that is urgently needed. This paper will critically analyze the root causes of gender inequality in Pakistan, factors due to which gender equality has remained elusive. It will also explore that why gender equality in crucial for Pakistan not just as an agenda but for survival and economic prosperity and how the inclusion of women in the field of diplomacy, foreign policy, economics, decision-making can help in country’s growth.
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