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Status Of Women In Pakistan/ Women Empowerment In Pakistan

1. Introduction a. Tarnished image of Muslim and Pakistani Women b. Status of Women in Human Society: A Historical Perspective 2. Problem Areas for Women in Pakistan a. Use of Islam to deny Women Rights b. Gender Discrimination c. Marriage and Marital Life d. Sati, Vani and Karokari e. Domestic Violence f. Poor Literacy g. Job Opportunities and Job Environment and Veil h. Inheritance i. Want of Male Child j. Child and Forced Labor k. Health Issues 3. Steps Taken by the Government a. Legislation to empower women b. Job Quotas c. Representation in Politics d. Gender Mainstreaming 4. Impacts of the steps taken by the Government 5. Role of NGO Sector 6. Role of Print and Electronic Media 7. Recommendations a. Diagnosing the Problem: The Problem is of Human Rights, not of Women rights only b. Universal Women Education c. Removing Social Barriers to Gender Equality d. Need to Ensure Women Rights that are guaranteed by Constitution

e. Implementation of Women Rights given by Islam f. Due Importance to Mother-Child Health 8. Conclusion