ROLE OF EDUCATED WOMEN IN PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS BARRIERS

Authors

  • Irfan Ghaffar Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Social Work, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Samina Rauf Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Waheed Akber Khaskheli Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Social Work, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Keywords:

Sustainable development, Education, Women, Cultural Practice, Barriers, Balochistan

Abstract

The purpose of the current research study is to determine the importance of women's education in sustainable development and to dig out the factors involved in hindering women's education in Balochistan. This research also aims to draft productive ways forward for enhancing women's role in sustainable development. The present study was quantitative and the type of this study was exploratory. The study was conducted in the Makran division, Baluchistan. The researchers selected the purposive sampling technique from the nonprobability sampling method to select respondents from the population. The data was collected from 150 Baloch adult women including students, working women, and house wife's living in districts Gwadar, Kech, and Panjgur, 50 from each district using a close-ended questionnaire as a tool of data collection where the data was analyzed with the help of SPSS and the hypothesis were tested with chi-square. The results indicate that there are very limited educational opportunities for women in Balochistan and the women mostly do not complete their desired education, there are several factors involved including cultural practices, financial barriers, limited education facilities, and poor educational environment. The women in Balochistan face challenges for participation in the workforce and they cannot independently select their profession which leads to dropping professional activities. The study recommends mass-level awareness, women's access to free education, and indecency in the selection of professions and jobs which is necessary for making women active and contributing members of the society who always promote development and change.

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Published

2024-03-31

How to Cite

Irfan Ghaffar, Samina Rauf, & Waheed Akber Khaskheli. (2024). ROLE OF EDUCATED WOMEN IN PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS BARRIERS. Pakistan Journal of Educational Research, 7(1), 55–71. Retrieved from https://pjer.org/index.php/pjer/article/view/1029