A lot of girls are getting education but a smaller number is able to proceed to post-secondary level and out of them most are not allowed to participate in the workforce. A lot of professions have now put a rule for the high educational requirement for a person to get the job. As women in Pakistan are limited to the access of getting higher education this restricts them to get into a workforce. Hence this factor remains a significant barrier for women. In Pakistan a lot of women are restricted because of their husbands as they are not well educated and do not allow their wives to get out of the house and work and the other reason is segregation (pardah).
This results in women taking jobs in lower positions or that pay low, since their lack of recent experience and hours worked in the past are found unappealing to employers who seek employees who are motivated and committed. This absence of female employment in high paying professions is directly correlated to the gender pay gap. Although women can be just as ambitious as men, motherhood greatly decreases their average income and affects which jobs they will be hired for in the future as well. One common theme that emerges from these sources is the emphasis that women take different career paths and career choices than men, resulting in a misinforming gender pay gap by the media. This is also an example of how social norms is an important factor to this wage gap.
A Reference Material. Applying RBA in the Project Cycle, p.11. Inequality for Women “Women and men are not created equal. They each have their God given strengths, focused on their responsibilities for procreation and family viability. Those differences are not easily dismissed… however those differences do not condone gender discrimination in society, and certainly not in the workplace.” (Malkin, 2005) Women mostly have unequal access to health services and education, face glass ceiling at work place.
Yet Pakistan is very unfortunate in educating women and comparatively lack basic female education. Due to inequality in education women’s of Pakistan suffer hence it can be inferred that without attaining gender equality the likelihood of acquiring development can be more challenging in Pakistan. In addition to it, educated women are more likely to take a lead in making informed choices in elections and their own personal matters as Muhammad Sabir a Pakistani economists, describes gender equality as majorly salient resource
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
The birth rate in the nineteenth century fell, and being a mother became a woman 's fulltime occupation instead of it being both parents. The modern day lives of women are very different from women 's lives many years ago. Besides a marriage and having children, there were many limitations for what women were able to do. In the past married woman with children did not have much of an option with what they wanted to do they were very limited in things they can do. Changes in the economy led to a number of separations in women 's lives in the nineteenth century, sweeping away the stability and similarity in the lives of the preindustrial married and unmarried women.
She is still treated as a second class citizen especially in state like Jammu and Kashmir and the reasons are, besides illiteracy, customs, traditions, poverty, ignorance, her own lack of interest and motivation. Her lack of interest in her own political empowerment leads to such governmental policies, which lack proper insight and direction. Women with skill have lot of scope for jobs in factories and industries but are not duly represented because of their lack of control over resources. Therefore to bring women into mainstream
Considering that this Act financially empowers married women, its lack of awareness among all sections (uneducated & educated) of this population segment is quite unfortunate. The Ministry of Women & Child Development must take concrete steps towards informing married women about their rights under this Act. Its Section 6 pertains to the Insurance sector in the country. Here also, a lack of understanding is
And it starts from how women are valued in the society especially when it comes to jobs and which gender specifically dominates certain sectors e.g. lower levels of pay which mainly employ women, such as nurses and social workers. And these jobs are less paid jobs compared to jobs such as financial services or manufacturers. How can this be justified? The difficulty and the level of responsibility of the jobs are not a factor for this discrimination.
Women in Southeast Asia are less empowered than men due to societal constraints. The gender inequalities are a reality for women when it comes to “access to education and work opportunities and access to fair and timely justice system, as well as attainment of human and social rights,” (Global Report of Trafficking in Persons). Due to prevailing gender hierarchies, women and girls are seen as burdens on the family. Women and girls typically leave the family when they are married and integrate themselves within their new husband’s family. Poorer families may view their female children as a burden, financially and emotionally raising a child who will eventually leave the family and not take care of the parents during old age (Panter-Brick).