Barriers to Women’s Educational Empowerment in Pakistan: A Descriptive Content Analysis using an Intensive Literature Review

Authors

  • Maria Zafar Ph.D. Scholar (Sociology), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saad Zafar M.Phil. Sociology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Zahid Hussain Ph.D. Scholar (Sociology), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Bushra Khursheed M.Phil Sociology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Shafiq ur Rehman Sajid M.Phil Sociology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Keywords:

Women Education, Pakistan, Socio-cultural, Descriptive Literature Review

Abstract

Education tremendously impacts a woman's capacity to build relationships with others. Pakistan has one of the lowest schooling rates in South Asia, which limits its human resources and makes reforming the country more difficult. Patriarchal ideas heavily influence the societal structure in Pakistan. Education for young men is favored over education for young women. The Human Development Report lists Pakistan as having "low human advancement" The country's growth and prosperity depend on its educational system. So, this study aimed to analyze barriers to women’s educational empowerment in Pakistan. Subsequently, a descriptive content analysis was conducted through an intensive research review. Research shows that mentoring young women often yields more substantial income and benefit gains. A woman's ability to find well-paying work and support a healthy family can be significantly increased through education. Education is also greatly impacted by a girl or woman's capacity to stand up for other rights and grow in society. Pakistan's recent political unrest has affected education. This has a significant impact on education, especially for women.

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Published

2022-09-15

How to Cite

Zafar, M. ., Zafar, S. ., Hussain, Z., Khursheed, B., & Sajid, S. ur R. . (2022). Barriers to Women’s Educational Empowerment in Pakistan: A Descriptive Content Analysis using an Intensive Literature Review. International Journal of Social Science & Entrepreneurship, 2(2), 227–238. Retrieved from https://ijsse.salmaedusociety.com/index.php/ijsse/article/view/51