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A Critique of the Unrelenting Curse of Gender Discrimination in Pashtoon Society and the Way Out
AbstractThis study was conducted to appraise the unrelenting curse of gender discrimination in Pashtoon society and annotate the topical-cum-radicated factors behind it. The data was collected through vis-à-vis semi-structured interviews from the aggrieved women; those who have suffered gender discrimination. For the analysis of data, the tool of Thematic Analysis, developed by Braun and Clarke (2015), was used. The findings of the study show that gender discrimination is practiced in different walks of life like education, politics, economics, health-care and nourishment. The findings have deduced numerous distinct socio-statal factors active behind gender discrimination in Pashtoon society. It is inferred that different socio-cultural, political-cum-statal, economic, and educational factors are seeding the menace of gender discrimination in Pashtoon society. In the light of the findings, the researcher recommends the promotion of education and literacy for women, their economic independence, the complete elimination of anti-women stereotypes, promoting the political participation of women both as contesters and voters, dissemination of awareness regarding women’s rights, and the establishment of women’s welfare organizations in the area.
- Dr. Hamida Bibi
- Lecturer, Bacha Khan Medical College Mardan, Khyber Medical University Peshawar, KP, Pakistan