Country Briefing Paper: Women In Pakistan
Asian Development Bank | July 2000
The status of women in Pakistan is not homogenous because of the interconnection of gender with other forms of exclusion in the society. There is considerable diversity in the status of women across classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide due to uneven socioeconomic development and the impact of tribal, feudal, and capitalist social formations on women’s lives. However, women’s situation vis-à-vis men is one of systemic subordination, determined by the forces of patriarchy across classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide.
CitationAsian Development Bank. 2000. Country Briefing Paper: Women In Pakistan. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/6329.
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