Women’s Economic Empowerment Beneficial for State: Institutional Analysis of Administration in Pakistan

Authors

  • Rashid Hussain PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Noraiz Arshad Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Sheema Iqbal M. Phil, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Muhammad Aqeel Visiting Lecturer (English), Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

Keywords:

Educational Institution, Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, Reproductive Health, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP)

Abstract

Women empowerment is crucial for a country's development as it unlocks the full potential of half the population, fostering inclusive growth and social progress. When women are empowered through education, economic opportunities, and equal participation in decision-making, societies benefit from a broader talent pool, diverse perspectives, and increased innovation. Women's economic empowerment, in particular, leads to improved family welfare and community development. Moreover, by ensuring equal access to education and healthcare for women, a nation invests in the well-being and productivity of future generations. Empowered women also contribute to political stability and social cohesion. In essence, women's empowerment is not just a matter of gender equality; it is a strategic imperative for sustainable and comprehensive country development. Institutions play a pivotal role in women's empowerment by shaping the legal, social, and economic frameworks that either facilitate or impede gender equality. Establishing and enforcing laws that guarantee equal rights and opportunities for women is essential. Moreover, institutions can promote inclusive policies, such as affirmative action measures, to address historical disparities. Economic institutions, including financial systems and businesses, can contribute by providing equal access to resources and opportunities, fostering women's economic independence. Educational institutions play a critical role in dismantling gender stereotypes and ensuring that girls have the same educational opportunities as boys. Furthermore, institutions can create support networks and spaces for women's voices to be heard, fostering a culture that values and promotes gender equity. By actively engaging and reforming institutions, societies can create an environment conducive to women's empowerment, enabling them to contribute fully to social, economic, and political development. This study examines the role of institutions in Pakistan, challenges and opportunities for the development of women and suggests suitable
measure to empower the women.
 

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Published

2023-12-03

How to Cite

Rashid Hussain, Dr. Noraiz Arshad, Sheema Iqbal, & Muhammad Aqeel. (2023). Women’s Economic Empowerment Beneficial for State: Institutional Analysis of Administration in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language (PJSEL), 10(1), 114–122. Retrieved from https://pjsel.jehanf.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1277