Gender Discrimination in Pakistani Society and its Impact on Youth and Women


  • Najma Gopang Institute of Gender Studies University of Sindh Jamshoro


Gender Discrimination , Cultural norms , Economic Inequality , Patriarchy , Pakistani Society


Pakistanis know that masculine attitudes inhibit emotions based on masculinity. Nationwide, women face work, education, and movement impediments. The patriarchal system limits women's autonomy, and sons' preference often hurts daughters financially and academically. The study aims to show youth and women’s different forms of discrimination. It also investigates how social norms and cultural practices perpetuate gender inequity. Furthermore, the study examines how inequality affects women's status. The study uses interpretive, inductive qualitative research, and collected secondary data. Content analysis was used for data analysis, which guided the analysis of gender inequality themes and trends in Pakistani society. Pakistani gender discrimination affects both men and women, according to a study. Cultural norms, economic inequality, and biased practices hinder women's autonomy and education and employment opportunities. The impact on women's position is enormous, emphasizing the need for awareness, collaboration, and government action to reduce discrimination and empower women. The study examined gender imbalance in Pakistan, highlighting cultural context and offering solutions.


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How to Cite

Gopang, N. (2024). Gender Discrimination in Pakistani Society and its Impact on Youth and Women. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 24(1), 138–157. Retrieved from