06.11.2012 - Pakistan: Empowering women through Islamic banking
Teaching and medicine have traditionally been deemed ‘suitable’ professions for the educated urban women in Pakistan. Because of the cultural acceptance of female employment in these sectors, there has certainly been an oversupply of women in the educational sector, and increasingly in the public health and medical professions. While there is no systematic evidence of exploitation of women in the health sector, there is a very clear indication of such a trend in the private educational sector, especially in the schools catering to low-income families. Private schools in particular, both in urban and rural areas, have benefitted immensely by employing women for salaries and wages that their male counterparts would reject outright...............................................Full Article: Source
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