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The status of women in Pakistan varies considerably 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. The Pakistani women of today enjoy a better status than most Muslim women. However, on an average, the women's situation vis-à-vis men is one of systemic gender subordination, although there have been attempts by the government and enlightened groups to elevate the status of women in Pakistani society. Now due to lots of awareness among people the educational opportunities for the Pakistani women increased in the previous years. According to a Human Development Report released by the United Nations, Pakistan has better gender equality than neighbouring India. However, in 2012, the World Economic Forum ranked Chad, Pakistan and Yemen as the worst in their Global Gender Gap Report. Pakistani women face atrocities like rape, acid throwing, honour killings, forced marriages, forced prostitution and the buying and selling of women. The past few years have been witness to a steep increase in such crimes.



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MPA attacked: PPP's Sania Naz survives assassination attempt

Published: August 16, 2013
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26 year-old Sania Naz expressed her disappointment at the attack. PHOTO: FILE.

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly and Pakistan People’s Party member Sania Naz Baloch has survived an attack on her car on Mauripur Road near the ICI Bridge on Thursday night,Express News reported.

Naz was returning from visiting victims of violence in Lyari at the Civil Hospital when unknown men fired on her vehicle.

After the attack, Naz’s guards fired back at the assailants, forcing them to flee.

Naz remained unhurt and later deplored the attack.



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Street kids project:

TDAP (Trade Development Authorities Pakistan) in the Gilgit-Baltistan region:


Gilgit-Baltistan is one the hardest and remote areas in the north of Pakistan. Gilgit is a junction connecting China and Pakistan on the historical Silk-route. Due to Sectarianism, traditional taboos for women, bad Law and Order situation in the region holding an event for women entrepreneurs was a challenge. More than 50 stalls were arranged by the female entrepreneurs in the event and 120 female participated in the workshop. Information delivered in the workshop were on topics; Women Entrepreneurship Development in Pakistan, Marketing Mix, Use of social media in export Marketing, Role of Women Bank in Women Entrepreneurship development. Women entrepreneurs in this region lacking in Resources, Marketing skills, Product development and designing techniques etc.

Sincerely, S.a. Khan Yousufzai, Deputy Director TDAP.