Impact of Women Entrepreneurship on Women Empowerment in Pakistan
Women in Pakistan face several challenges due to their economic, social, and cultural status. They constitute 52% of the total population of Pakistan but unfortunately, they function from a subordinate position inherit in both traditional and state institutions. The Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) helps us to understand gender inequalities and its connection to vulnerability, particularly inequalities between men and women. When this measure is taken into consideration, Pakistan ranks 152 of 155 countries which show greater gender disparity. A similar index on gender issues is the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM), which takes into account gender inequality in economic and political spheres. According to the United …show more content…
Researches further enhance the importance of this blend for women entrepreneurship and empowerment, as Hashemi & Scheler (1996) identified that as credit-program participants were significantly more empowered than non-clients on the basis of their physical mobility, ownership and control of productive assets.
This model of linking microfinance with women