Women Empowerment in Pakistani Law: An Analysis from the Islamic Perspective

  • Shahzadi Pakeeza Fatima Jinnah Women University
  • Friya Mehmood Fatima Jinnah Women University
Keywords: Women Empowerment, Gender Discrimination, Reforms, Rights, Bills and Acts, Gender and Islam


Women constitute about one half of the global population but they are placed at various disadvantages positions due to gender differences and biasness. Women Empowerment is a most debated issue in developing countries. It is vividly recognized that women empowerment is essential for the economic growth and reduction in poverty in developing country. Firstly this research explained the concept of women empowerment at global perspective. This research focuses on the rights of woman in the light of Islam and Pakistani law. These rights are protected in the form of different Laws, Bills and Acts in Pakistan. True implementation of these laws will be applied on the status of woman they would able to empower themselves. The main purpose of this study is to show that having all the rights either in Islamic perspective or in Pakistan Penal code why women are not able to empower themselves. Different bills, acts and conventions were discussed in this research for elaborating the rights of woman and how these laws are protecting the right of women. Another purpose of this research is to know the gap between rights in theory and practical implementation of these rights. This is a descriptive research and based on qualitative method. This research has proved after analysis on rights of women in Islam and Pakistan Penal Code that these rights encourage women to empower themselves and new laws, bills and act for the improvement of the status of woman. This research also shows that women should be aware about their rights through increasing their literacy rate.


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