Cultural Barriers to Women Empowerment among Pashtuns (A case study of District Loralai Balochistan)


  • Muhammad Alam Lawoon
  • Muhammad Nasir


Women Empowerment, Culture, Equality, Cultural Barriers, Tribal Organization, Social taboos, Patriarchal society


The process of empowerment involves a sequence of procedures in which
people come to defend themselves and become aware of their rights. The
issue of women empowerment has been going on for centuries around the
world. In some rural areas of Pakistan, women can get the opportunity of
working alongside with man in farms. In the urban areas, women can
struggle with employment and get the opportunity of working. Sill Pashtun
women lag behind in spheres of life and they are exposed to risk and
menace of health, education and employment. This dissertation discussed
empowerment of Pashtun women who have no equal rights in rapidly
changing socio-economic fields of modern life. The purpose of writing is
knowing the empowerment status of women among Pashtuns.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Alam Lawoon

Scholar of UOB 

Muhammad Nasir

Assistant Professor at Sociology UOB 


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