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Political Participation of Women: Problems and Prospects ( A Case Study of District Attock)
In any democratic country the implication of women in power struggle is one of the vital element. As normally females constitute about more than 50% of the population of any country, so it is necessary for the prosperity of democracy that women should also take part in politics. Politics is an opportunity for women to become vocal, and able them to play their part in the flourishhment and development of democracy. Women in politics can affect the policy making in the favor of women. By increasing the engagement of women in political arena, such policies must be formulated which satisfy the needs of both segments of society (i-e men & women). But unfortunately the political intervention of women in Pakistan is minimal as compared to other world’s democratic nations. In this study the, famous women which are known as important political figures in history have been discussed. This study highlighted the situation of political activism of women in district Attock located in Punjab province, and proved that in District Attock, the women’s political participation is alarmingly low. This study further analyzed different types of barriers which, a woman have to face while entering in politics. Among all the barriers, the social and cultural barriers have greatest impact over the political activities of women in district Attock. This study further discussed several useful recommendations, which are needed to be implemented in our political system to enhance women’s interference in politics.
The participation of women in political sphere is very essential for democracy. But since after the inception of Pakistan on August 14, 1947, the political incorporation of women is minimal despite of the reality that women’s population make about more than half of the country’s total population. In urban areas of Pakistan the women’s political participation is increasing, but the situation is below average in the rural areas like some areas of Balouchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. District Attock is one of them, which I have selected as a area of case study in my research. Generally men have seen dominating the political arena almost in every part of country ,same is in district Attock.