Feminist movement and legal framework in Pakistan

implications for equal employment opportunity

Faiza Ali

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Abstract

The paper examines the feminist movement and the legal framework in Pakistan with a view to evaluating their implications for equal employment opportunity (EEO) for women. The paper highlights that the discourse of EEO in Pakistan is lacking due to three key reasons: (1) feminist movements have traditionally focused on the private domain of life whereas women’s roles and issues in the public life such as employment in formal organisations are generally ignored; (2) a number of parallel judicial and legal systems have resulted in contradictory implications for women’s participation in education and employment; and (3) despite some provisions for gender equity within Pakistan’s legal framework, their enactment within employment contexts remains far from implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManagement : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities
EditorsJessica Kennedy, Lee Di Milia
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Queensland
PublisherCentral Queensland University
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1921047348
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management International conference (20th : 2006) - Yeppoon, Qld.
Duration: 6 Dec 20069 Dec 2006

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management International conference (20th : 2006)
CityYeppoon, Qld.
Period6/12/069/12/06

Keywords

  • equal employment opportunity
  • feminism
  • Gender
  • Islam
  • Pakistan

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