Authored by: Nida Usman Chaudhary

Patriarchy in Politics and Political Parties in Pakistan

Patriarchy is a system of relationships, associations, beliefs, and values or ethics embedded in political, social, and economic systems that lead to gender-based discrimination between men and women in all walks of life. This publication is particularly dealing in patriarchy at the level of politics in the context of Pakistan. The Pakistani female politicians inspite of many hurdles and challenges in a typical male dominated setup, have been not less than their male counterparts when it comes to delivering at work including legislations, running political campaigns and their bold presence in public spheres. However, the integrated patriarchal norms pose serious issues and challenges to their work. Looking into the factor of patriarchy at political level is therefore the focus of this paper as well. FES hopes that this paper will provide a first step in the direction of understanding the dynamics of patriarchy at different tiers of government and thoughtfulness on why such patterns exist and how they can be dealt in solving manner. We wish it might contribute to a further development and strengthening of the idea of necessity of enabling environment for women to be in politics so that they can play their roles the best of themselves.

Patriarchy in politics and political parties in Pakistan

Usman Chaudhary, Nida

Patriarchy in politics and political parties in Pakistan

Islamabad, 2023

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