Socio-Cultural Barriers To Women Empowerment: A Case Study Of Women Working In Vocational Training Institutes Of District Kohat

Authors

  • Zia Ullah Akhunzada Department of Social Work, Kohat University of Sciences & Technology
  • Dr Mamoon Khan Khattak Deaprtment of Social Work, Kohat University of Sciences & Technology
  • Adnan Ashraf Child Protection Unit Kohat

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https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v2i1.286

Abstract

The study underlines the socio-cultural obstacles to women’s empowerment in the target area. Kohat district was chosen as locale of the study. 78 women working in 3 different Technical and Vocational Training Institutes were randomly interviewed for the study. Structured interview schedule was used as tool for collecting data from the sample respondents. The results of the study indicate that Socio-Cultural hindrances exist and are obstructing women empowerment in the target area. The condition can be improved by creating socio-cultural values favourable to women empowerment through education, jobs, decision-making power and by avoiding misinterpretation of religion etc.

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Published

2015-12-31

How to Cite

Akhunzada, Z. U., Khattak, M. K., & Ashraf, A. (2015). Socio-Cultural Barriers To Women Empowerment: A Case Study Of Women Working In Vocational Training Institutes Of District Kohat. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 2(1), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v2i1.286

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