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“Challenges and Opportunities for Women in South Asian Politics: A Case Study of Pakistan”
ABSTRACT Thesis Title: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in South Asian Politics: Case Study of Pakistan. The empowerment of women is crucial for democratic societies; promoting international peace, protecting human rights and growing vibrant market economies. Women political leadership is a topic which has been under thought of almost major policy makers and government planners worldwide. It is a procedure through which power of self-sufficiency has been developed with them and enables women to recognize their capability and power in all fields of life; however, empowering women is still a challenge. The study will look at the situation of women empowerment and the status of women in the countries of South Asia. Due to development in socio-economic region and increase priorities of education areas, South Asian countries are ensuring women involvement in political and economic region. These countries are creating opportunities for strengthening the role of women in society. Generally, this study intends to examine the status of women in the politics of South Asian countries and particularly in Pakistan. It is clear that Pakistan, being an important state of South Asia, has progressed in terms of Women empowerment; however; still several glitches are attached to its progress. At the end, the study suggests some measures for the women empowerment in Pakistan.
It is a thorough study about women participation in politics belonging to South Asian countries especially Pakistan.