Partner: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has undertaken Country Gender Profile Study with a purpose to understand the gender equality perspective; gaps between gender policies and their implementation; chronic and emerging gender issues with a social change and development perspective. The period of focus was 1999 to 2007. The underlying principle was to analyze the policy environment, socio-cultural context, customary practices, changing norms, traditions and human behaviors having impact on women and men’s socio-economic development in Pakistan.
The report has two main objectives: to draw attention to the chronic as well as emerging gender issues in Pakistan; and to enhance and expand JICA’s understanding on gender gaps in Pakistan. The thematic focus of the study is on the sectors of education, health, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and economic empowerment.
The research was designed to incorporate the men’s perspective on gender as an equal potential partner in the context of social and economic development. The report aims at facilitating change and improvement in the Status of women through evidence based analytical research and expanding debate on the present status of women and men.