Women in Pakistan
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Our teacher explained us that the social status of women in Pakistan varies and depends considerably on social class, upbringing, and region due to uneven socioeconomic development and the impact of social influences on women’s lives in the country. Pakistan has had a long history of feminist activism since its birth. Since 1947 the APWA and Aurat Foundation, both influential feminist organisations, have played strong roles in raising awareness about women’s rights in the country.
Overall, the status of women has improved due to enhanced religious and educational instruction. However, when looked at in a global perspective, the situation in Pakistan is quite alarming. In 2015 the World Economic Forum ranked Pakistan as the second-worst country in the world in terms of gender equality.
Pakistan. Retrieved and adapted May, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan