Despite its strong commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) within its Constitution, women's employment in Pakistan remains problematic in terms of participation rates, opportunities and outcomes. However, the reasons underpinning this paradox have received scant attention. This paper seeks to address this oversight. In order to analyse this issue the paper examines the national and international laws relating to women's employment that currently exist in Pakistan. In doing so, it reveals the contradictory implications of national legislation created to 'protect' Pakistani women and the weak implementation of international instruments directed towards EEO as two key challenges facing women and Pakistani organisations. Given the contextual factors that exist in Pakistan, women's employment prospects seem unlikely to change anytime soon.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||International journal of employment studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|