Empowering Urban Women in the World of Work
Logical Framework Analysis
Rafia Haider, Project Lead and Sohailuddin Alavi, Project Consultant (April
Empowering UrbanWomen in the World of Work
US Ambassador’s Fund,
Rafia Haider, SeniorReporter / Alumni USEmbassy PakistanConsultative Group
Women Bank LimitedAga Khan DevelopmentAgency (International)ASA Pakistan MicrofinanceInstituteRitz Education Services, UKAcademia
Sohailuddin AlaviInternational Consultant inCapacity Building andInstitutional DevelopmentNarrative Summary
To empower urban womenin their respective careers.The above objective will beaccomplished byaddressing the followingissues:i.
long termcareer orientationii.
Train women takecharge of theirimmediate workenvironmentiii.
Counsel women toovercome their self-proclaimed inhibitions
Mainstreaming of theurban women in world of work is furtherstrengthenedi.
Urban-women activelypursue and prepare fora long term careerii.
Urban-women becomeaware of theirimmediate workenvironment and thevulnerabilities thereof,and enhance theircapacity to control it totheir advantageiii.
Urban-women takecognizance of theirdysfunctionalassumptions andmodify the same onrealistic basis
overallcommitment andengagement in the worldof work increases overtimei.
Urban-Women makedecisions freely toseek, pursue andadvance in careers of their choiceii.
Urban-Women areable to control theirimmediate workenvironmentconstructivelyiii.
Urban-Women freethemselves from theirself-proclaimedinhibitions and take arealistic view of theirpotentials in the worldof work
women’s right to pursue
professional career solong it is within theambiance of Islamicvalues and norms andwithout compulsion onthe women to work ornot to workii.
Pakistani Urban womenhave motivation andpotentials to seekprofessional careers,however, their choicesare restrained by thelack of long term careerorientation andcommitment; self-proclaimed inhibitions;and, sometimes theirinability to control theirimmediate workenvironmentassertively.
The project has specificfocus on the urban womeneither already working orwill be making choices toenter into the world of work. It envisages to affectthe followings:i.
Augment their careervisions along the
The urban women takeresponsibility to chooseand undertakeprofessional occupationswith a long term careerorientation, within theambiance of Islamic valuesand norms and withoutexternal compulsion onthem to work or not to
The efficacy of projectinterventions shall bemeasured as follows:i.
Urban womengenerally demonstrateSMART career visionswith commitment andresponsibilityii.
Urban women havetheir personal and
A number of risk factorsare being anticipated.i.
Lack of reliable careerguidance andcounseling serviceii.
A few might choose tofollow the crowd invisioning their careersiii.
Development costmight be beyond the