An Analytical Study on Socio-Economic Conditions of Women Lived in Lasbela District of Balochistan

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Hussain Islam
Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah


The study has chosen the topic about socio-economic conditions and historical background of women lived in Lasbela district of Balochistan, and the idea behind choosing the topic is to understand the lives of women of Baloch tribe. The objective is to observe the role of women in social and economic participation and assess their financial condition. The quantitative method has been selected and 200 women have been chosen as a sample of the study, in this regard, self-administered questionnaire was prepared for the collection of data; it is important to mention that the selection of women includes homemakers who are not in paid work and women who earn through various tasks that includes embroidery, embellish work, stitching and being paid in return of their products. The results and finding disclosed that women live in patriarchal cultures where male head the family and women are unable to participate in decision making. The socio-economic conditions and historical background of women are more prevalent in both rural and urban areas of Balochistan. Low socio-economic conditions and historical background of women is mainly due to low level of education, tribal social structure, religious trends, culture and participation in decision making. Further unveiled that lack of education among women and girls, lack of economic participation, and financially weak. It is recommended that government should facilitate women in educational opportunities, provide micro-small businesses as they can earn through home based work as to improve their financial conditions and enhance the status of women in the district.

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Hussain Islam, PhD Scholar (Women’s Studies), Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan,



Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah, Ex. Dean of Social Sciences and director of Centre of Excellence for Women Studies and Social Work department at University of Karachi, Pakistan